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Applied Behavior Analysis


Personal, high quality instruction from leading behavior analytic researchers awaits students in the Online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs at Purdue University. Students will become leaders in the field of ABA working in settings such as schools, homes, community and clinical environments. Students will use their knowledge of behavior analytic principles to teach new behaviors and decrease undesired behaviors, particularly in the areas of education or human services.

The program offers two options; Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis or a Purdue Graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. The coursework for both programs has been verified to meet the course requirement under the 5th Edition Task List required to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. Applicants will have to meet additional state or board requirements to qualify.ABAI VCS Verified Logo

Both programs are offered fully online or hybrid.

Additional key points:
Masters of Science in Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis:

  • For prospective students who need or want a Master’s
  • Only 30 credit hours
  • Opportunity to engage in independent research with faculty with expertise in applied behavior analysis

Purdue Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis:

  • Options for prospective students who already have a Master’s degree
  • Only 21 credits hours and can be completed in 1 year

Degree Information

Our Faculty

Our faculty are nationally recognized and have the ability to work personally with students to individualize their plan of study to meet personal career interests and goals. These faculty will oversee the intensive practicum and coursework required by the Applied Behavior Analysis degree.

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