Online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Curriculum

The ABA master’s online curriculum at Regis College has been designed for health science professionals with a focus on applied coursework, practical experience, and post-graduation certification.

Traditional (Online Master of Applied Behavior Analysis)

39 credit hours that can be completed in as few as 20 months. Upon completion of all degree requirements, you may qualify to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification exam.

Non-degree (Certificate), Certification-Seeking Applicants

For professionals who have already earned their master’s in ABA, psychology, or education.1 This certificate requires completion of six courses2 and an optional clinical experience.

  • Clinical Experience Option 1: 1,500 hours of supervised independent fieldwork on your own
  • Clinical Experience Option 2: 750 hours of intensive practicum with on-site and Regis faculty supervision3

Non-degree (Certificate), Non-BACB Certification Seeking Applicants

Designed for family members, teachers, caretakers or anyone interested in studying behavior and behavior support techniques. This certificate requires the completion of six courses2 and does not lead to BACB certification or licensure.

Coursework covers a variety of key behavioral science issues, and the included clinical experience allows students to apply classroom learning in a professional setting where they can develop skill sets, learn from professionals working in the field, and build their professional network.

Tuition fees and Admissions Requirements

Courses include:

ABA 640Concepts and Principles I: Intro to ABA2
ABA 642Concepts and Principles II: Experimental ABA2
ABA 644Treatment Evaluation2
ABA 652Behavior Assessment2
ABA 654Behavior Intervention2
ABA 656Ethical Practice in ABA2
ABA 658Verbal Behavior
ABA 660Radical Behaviorism
ABA 662ABA Training and Supervision
ABA 646Practicum I3
ABA 648Practicum II3
ABA 650Practicum III3
ABA 664Capstone I
ABA 668Capstone II
ABA 670Capstone III


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1Applicants with any master’s degree that falls outside a master’s in ABA, psychology, or education, (even minor deviations like MS in Counseling Psychology or MA in Educational Leadership) must provide written confirmation from the BACB that their degree will be considered acceptable. Applicants will need to complete a field of study evaluation by the BACB prior to applying to or matriculating in the certificate program.

2These are the only courses required for non-degree certificate.

3Also applies to the non-degree (certificate), certification-seeking applicants: Clinical Experience Option 2: 750 hours of intensive practicum with on-site and Regis faculty supervision.

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Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.