Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science
University of Kansas

Program Details

The master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas fulfills educational requirements to sit for the BCBA certification exam. The curriculum of this online master’s in psychology emphasizes behavioral assessment, analysis, intervention, and evaluation.

Students will learn the empirical and conceptual foundations of behavioral science and research methods. Classes in this special education degree online focus on real world application, research, and practicum experiences. Field experience required for BCBA certification is available through a unique partnership with Behavioral Health Holdings, a leader in serving children with autism. 

Graduates of this program are qualified for positions such as:

  • Case manager
  • Probation officer
  • School counselor
  • Child development supervisor
  • Public health educator
  • Parent educator
  • Human resources manager
  • Clinician


  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA equal to or greater than 3.0
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Professional resume or CV
  • Official transcripts from each college/university attended
  • Goal statement/statement of purpose

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission