Master of Science in Psychology / Applied Behavioral Analysis
Walden University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Psychology from Walden University offers a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).  This online psychology degree is integrated with the special education degree program.  It is designed for individuals interested in helping people with autism and developmental disabilities, so they are able to interact with the world more successfully.  The ABA is an evidence-based therapy that is used in both adults and children, especially those on the autism spectrum.  With this master’s in psychology online, students learn to use principles of human behavior to transform problem behaviors, build positive social skills, and improve lives.  The curriculum meets the requirements to sit for the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst exam.

Students will also complete courses in the broader field of psychology with this degree, preparing them to impact the lives of more people in need.  Courses teach students to apply the latest psychological research and theory to solve critical, real-world problems affecting people and communities.  Open to students of all undergraduate backgrounds, this program provides a solid foundation in basic scientific methods and psychological principles.

The MS in Psychology is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counseling professional.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island