Master of Science in Behavioral Psychology
Pepperdine University

Program Details

This master’s degree in Behavioral Psychology meets the academic requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. Students will learn a wide range of clinical interventions for children, adolescents, and adults.

This online Psychology degree focuses on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) concepts and applications. Students will examine how to help patients develop adaptive skills for optimal functioning in educational, family, social, and occupational settings. Courses discuss how to observe and assess behavior patterns, determine target behaviors, and choose appropriate strategies to promote positive change.

Core topics within this degree program include the following:

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Selecting and implementing interventions in ABA
  • Assessment procedures for ABA
  • Multicultural counseling
  • Clinical interventions with children and adolescents


  • TOEFL scores
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts
  • A bachelor’s degree

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission