Applied Behavior Analysis (M.S.)

Applied Behavior Analysis (M.S.)

Outcomes


Our master's program in Applied Behavior Analysis has depth and flexibility. 

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.

You 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
  • Close 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.

About Our Program

Table on graduates with BCBA Pass Rates and number of students

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Number of Graduates

31

27

26

27

40

Number of Applications

133

111

108

96

102

Number of Students Enrolled

64

69

72

71

78

Incoming GPA

3.5

3.23

3.23

3.33

3.24

BCBA Pass Rates*

TBD

90%

100%

96%

96%

*BCBA Pass Rates (PDF)

Information for Current and Future Students

Mission

The mission of the Master of Science 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.

Policies and Procedures

Current student policies and procedures can be found in the Graduate Student Handbook. Additional policies can be found at our Academic Affairs website.

Student can find information about St. Cloud State University’s policies regarding diversity and nondiscrimination of ethnicity, gender, disability, and veteran status at our Office for Institutional Equity & Access

Student Opportunities

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

Learn more about what we offer at our department website's Student Opportunities section.