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Master of Science in Educational Studies (MSEd)

Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Purdue University College of Education’s online Master’s in Educational Studies with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares future behavior analysts who apply the science of behavior analysis across educational systems. The 30-credit program offers students the opportunity to choose between two options, fully online or a hybrid model(mix of online and face-to-face).

Career Opportunities (not limited to)

  • Working with individuals:
    • ASD
    • Disabilities
    • Who are in need of increasing skills
    • With challenging behaviors
  • Consulting for teaching and school systems
  • Training parents
  • Collaborating with medical professionals

Overview of the program:

  • Cohort model to foster professional learning communities
  • Asynchronous and Synchronous class meetings to interact with professors and classmates
    • Opportunity to attend in face to face setting on campus
  • Community developed with collaborative opportunities in the synchronous coursework
  • Opportunity to participate in independent applied behavior analysis research

The 30 credit hour program also serves as an avenue for recruitment into the Special Education doctoral program for which all credits (minimum =30) accrued from the Master’s can count towards the doctoral program of study.

Admissions into the program are accepted for the fall terms only.

The Fall 2020 deadline is June 1st or until spots are filled, whichever comes first.

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Course Content Information or Brightspace:
Rose Mason.
Course Registration, payment, drops/withdraws, and removing holds:
Purdue Online purdueonline@purdue.edu
Career accounts:
ITaP (765) 494-4000

I chose Purdue's ABA program because of the passion and expertise of its faculty. They are committed not only in furthering the development of those in the program, but also bettering the community through multi-disciplinary collaboration and research

Phillipe Sallade
Master’s student in ABA