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

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northeastern University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent