M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

Fully online master's degree from the University of South Florida


USF’s online M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis can help you infuse new skills into your practice with a rigorous curriculum that leads to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification.

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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.

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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.

Graduate in 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 supervised practicum experiences. You’ll be well prepared for new career opportunities (or independent practice) in a variety of settings in this fast-growing field.

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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 (coursework and/or experience)
  • A BCBA with supervision training who is willing to provide supervision during the program
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