Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy

Applied Behavior Analysis

Mission:

The mission of the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis is to produce behavior analysts with academic, research, clinical, and professional skills that meet the needs of their various clients, employers, and other academic entities around the world in a rigorous and effective manner.

Our master’s program in applied behavior analysis has depth and flexibility.

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It is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International Accreditation Board and graduates meet the academic requirements for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

In 2018, our program was identified as having one of the top master’s in autism spectrum disorder programs, as ranked by the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide. Rankings consider tuition, student to faculty ratio, and BCBA approved course sequence.

Youlogo can apply to be part of the on-campus cohort or the only accredited online ABA program in the world. Our students have come from 18 countries, all the Canadian provinces and 49 states.

You'll find:

  • No. 1 ranked Board Certified Behavior Analyst pass rates of any online ABA master’s program
  • Ph.D.-level instructors in all courses
  • Conceptual and practical coursework
  • ABAIClose faculty support to publish, present and pursue your professional goals 

Students receive advanced academic and professional training in behavior analysis for careers in autism, functional analysis, developmental disabilities, community integration strategies, self-injurious behavior, program evaluation and organizational development, and staff training and development.

Information for Current and Future Students:

Current student policies and procedures can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook, which is accessible here: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/graduatestudies/students/handbook.aspx. Additional policies can be found here: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/provost/students/policies.aspx

Student can find information about St. Cloud State University’s policies regarding diversity and nondiscrimination of ethnicity, gender, disability, and veteran status here: https://www.stcloudstate.edu/oea/policies/default.aspx

 

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Number of Graduates

26

27

40

25

25

Number of Applications

108

96

102

89

84

Number of Students Enrolled

72

71

78

85

84

Incoming GPA

3.23

3.33

3.24

3.38

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BCBA Pass Rates*

100%

96%

96%

92%

79%

BCBA Pass Rates can be found here: https://www.bacb.com/wp-content/uploads/BCBA-pass-rates-percent_180814.pdf

Student Opportunities

Student organizations, research opportunities and internships offer the chance to apply what you learn, build cultural understanding and connect with the community.