Master of Science in Educational Studies / Applied Behavior Analysis
Purdue University

Program Details

The master’s degree in Educational Studies from Purdue University offers a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Students in this online master’s in psychology program will learn how to apply the science of behavior analysis across educational systems.

Graduates will be able to work with individuals with autism or other disabilities with challenging behaviors who are in need of increasing skills. Behavior analysts also consult with school systems, provide parent training, and collaborate with medical professionals. Credits earned from this masters in special education online can be applied toward Purdue’s Special Education doctoral program.

Students will study a range of topics including:

  • Ethics of applied behavior analysis
  • Verbal behavior and social communication
  • Behavioral consultation and systems change
  • Principles and concepts of applied behavior analysis
  • Organization management with applied behavior analysis

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Purdue University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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