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Applied behavior analysis professionals apply knowledge of behavior and social skills to help develop potential in people of all ages. The Capella MS in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed to elevate your skills and build expertise in one of three specializations.
Our online Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis program is taught by scholar-practitioner faculty who help you build on your current knowledge and develop your professional skill set to meet real-world challenges in the field.
As an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis student, you’ll begin with core courses that lay the foundation for your program and help strengthen your skills in key areas of theory and practice. From there, you’ll move into the coursework for your chosen specialization to grow your expertise and advance toward your final project.
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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. https://www.abainternational.org/.
Applicants to the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for each MHA specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Analysis in Education, Organizational Behavior Management
The total cost of your MS in Applied Behavior Analysis program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
Find detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for each specialization: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Behavior Analysis in Education, Organizational Behavior Management
Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for the next phases of your applied behavior analysis career.*
*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.
Our courses are developed around nationally recognized standards, with curriculum that’s professionally aligned to help you achieve your goals.
Some coursework may meet doctoral course prerequisites for PhD and PsyD programs and can simplify your path to doctoral study.