Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis
Northeastern University

Program Details

The master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University includes core competencies in behavior analysis, as well as courses to support the student’s understanding of clinical procedures and research. Graduates will be prepared to serve as independent consultants or in supervisory roles in service agency or educational settings.

Students will prepare to address complex behavior and learning challenges through knowledge of conditioned reinforcement, motivational influences, and errorless teaching procedures. Coursework for this online special education degree meets educational requirements to sit for the BCBA exam. An optional intensive practicum allows students to complete supervised experience hours required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. 

Class topics include the following:

  • Behavioral concepts and principles
  • Programmed learning
  • Behavior assessment
  • Research and design methods
  • Service administration


  • Bachelor's degree
  • College transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resumé
  • English proficiency (international students)

School Accreditation Statement

New England Commission of Higher Education