Master of Science in Education in Special Education / Applied Behavioral Analysis
Saint Joseph’s University

Program Details

The online MS in Education – Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph's University will develop your ability to foster positive educational outcomes for learners facing a variety of behavioral challenges, from anxiety and mental health to developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral issues, and a range of other learning challenges

The program is specifically designed for individuals with a background in education or social sciences who are interested in becoming Board-Certified Behavior Analysts. But it's especially beneficial for:

  • Special education and general population teachers
  • Mobile therapists, paraprofessional support staff, in-school medical professionals
  • Educational consultants, speech-language pathologists
  • Social workers, psychologists, school counselors
  • Human resources specialists

Through 36 total credit hours, examine the principles of learning and behavior and understand how to purposefully apply these principles to improve student outcomes and create lasting change. Plus, graduates fulfill the coursework requirement in order to take the BCBA examination and become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Learning Pace


% Online

Mostly Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Saint Joseph’s University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • This program requires an internship experience.