Earn an Online Master's Degree in
Applied Behavior Analysis
Advance your Career and Prepare for the BCBA Exam

Become a Certified Practitioner in the Fast-Growing ABA Field

There is a growing need nationally and internationally for skilled behavior analysts who can work effectively in the fields of developmental disabilities, autism, education, child protective services, child behavior disorders, rehabilitation, mental health, business, and technology.

Gain the skills needed to create behavior change for your clients with USF’s Online MA in Applied Behavior Analysis. The rigorous curriculum will prepare you to work with children and adults, so you can take the next steps to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Meet Certification Requirements

Prepare to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam

Study Online

Learn from anywhere and continue to work

Gain Hands-On Experience

Apply what you learn through fieldwork and Practicum Seminar

Graduate Rapidly

Finish your degree in as few as five semesters


Pass the BCBA Exam

You’ll learn the skills needed to be an effective behavior analyst and the credentials to back it up. USF's ABA students complete an exam preparation program to help them prepare for the certification exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. As of 2020, our program has been updated to align with the 5th edition BCBA/BCaBA Task List, ensuring students receive appropriate and comprehensive preparation to pass the BCBA exam.

Graduate in Five Semesters

You won’t have to wait years to earn your master’s degree. This convenient online program can be completed in as few as five semesters.

Apply What You Learn in the Field

Our dual approach means you’ll not only explore behavioral principles and procedures through coursework, but also apply behavior analysis skills in Concentrated Supervised Fieldwork experiences. You’ll be well prepared for new career opportunities in a variety of settings in this fast-growing field.

Do You Qualify for the Program?

Successful applicants should have:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited university with minimum average course grades of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) on all work attempted while registered as an upper division student
  • A background in applied behavior analysis (ABA coursework and/or experience)
  • A BCBA with supervision training who is willing to provide supervision during the program

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