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College of Arts & Sciences

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

Shaping Positive Behavior Change

Developed in response to the increasing demand for teachers and practitioners trained in best practices for the education and treatment of individuals with autism and related disabilities, the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at Western New England University will give working professionals the skills to fill this void. Through a combination of coursework and supervised practical experiences, students completing this program will earn a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and meet the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) requirements for taking the exam to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts.

 

97% BCBA Examination Pass Rate (2022)

Why Choose Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis?

One of the strengths of the program is our partnership with the prestigious New England Center for Children to offer this program to faculty and staff on their campus. The Center, located in Southborough, MA, is home to a school for over 500 children with autism and includes a faculty of over 1100 educators. The Center provides state-of-the-art education for children with autism and related disabilities. View our current tuition rates.

What to Expect

“I feel like Western New England gave me a lot of good support. The courses were challenging but the professors were always available so I felt that the support and the partnership with the New England Center for Children set us up for success.”–Irene Looi

What Will You Study?

Through a combination of coursework and supervised practical and research experiences, the aim of the Master's degree program is to train scientist-practitioners in application of behavior analysis toward solving human behavior problems of societal importance (e.g., autism and related disabilities). Students will learn to apply empirically-supported assessment, teaching, and intervention strategies and to analyze the effects of their teaching and intervention programs.

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Top Five Reasons to Choose The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Meets BACB Certification Requirements

There is a growing demand for Board Certified Behavior Analysts across the country and internationally. Our program provides the coursework and experience to meet the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB) requirements for taking the exam to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and Western New England has an excellent examination pass rate.

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Doctorate-level Faculty Mentor

Our faculty consists of leading experts in behavior analysis and autism treatment. Each student is admitted to work with a doctoral-level faculty member who serves as a mentor throughout the program.

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Hands-on Experience at NECC

Through our partnership with the prestigious New England Center for Children (NECC ®), our students receive hands-on experience in applying the learning principles and teaching strategies from their coursework.

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Tuition Support for NECC Employees

The New England Center for Children offers generous tuition support for employees who enroll in the program. For maximum convenience, courses and practicum experiences are offered onsite at NECC.

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Faculty-directed Thesis Research

Master’s candidates complete a research thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor with extensive research experience.

BCBA Examination Pass Rates

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Our Excellent Pass Rate

View Western New England University’s excellent pass rate on the BCBA Examination.

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