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Online Behavior Analysis Degrees and Certificates

Understand, treat, and modify human behavior with a specialized certificate, bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited, nationally ranked institution.


Saint Joseph’s University’s flexible and affordable online programs can help you transfer basic principles of behavior analysis into a thriving career. With the rise of autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, addictions, and heightened criminal activity, the demand for professionals credentialed in this area escalates steadily.

27% growth rate of Behavior Analysis positions by 2020.

Behavior Analysis Programs

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MS in Education – Special Education + Applied Behavior Analysis

Knowledge of behavior analysis will assist you in a variety of professional careers serving the needs of individuals facing cognitive, emotional, or behavioral challenges. This master’s program is designed for education or human services who are interested in becoming Board Certified Behavior Analysts. However, anyone with an interest in learning about interventions to produce lasting change in behavior will find this program to be extremely useful.

  • 100% online – and no GRE required
  • Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) verified course sequence
  • Teach new skills and behaviors to all populations

Salary Information: National average annual salary for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is $58,346.

__ Payscale.com (2018)

MS in Criminal Justice + Behavior Analysis

With the online MS in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Behavior Analysis, you can become eligible for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. This unique program features the following:

  • One of few BCBA programs in Criminal Justice Studies
  • Coursework approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)
  • Study the best practice in fields of autism, behavioral health, addiction, corrections, and more
  • Gain supplemental skills and credential for career advancement

Salary Information: National average annual salary for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is $58,346.

__ Payscale.com (2018)

BLS in General Studies + Autism Studies

Become eligible to sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) with the online BLS in General Studies with a concentration in Autism Studies. With the Autism Studies concentration, you will:

  • Take Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) approved courses
  • Learn autism theories, techniques, treatment, and therapies
  • Gain field experience with three practicums
  • Fulfill BACB requirements to sit for BCaBA certification exam

Salary Information: National average annual salary for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) is $42,773.

__ Payscale.com (2018)

Certificate in Autism Studies (post-baccalaureate)

If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree, you can obtain an online post-baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Studies that is separate from the degree completion program:

  • Seven theoretical courses
  • Three concentrated supervised fieldwork courses
  • Supplemental skills and certificate for career advancement

Certificate in Behavior Analysis (post-masters)

If you have already earned a master’s degree, you can obtain an online post-master's Certificate in Behavior Analysis that is separate from the MS degree, and features:

  • BACB-approved coursework
  • Prepares you to sit for the BCBA examination
  • Provides skills and certificate for career advancement

Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement

The endorsement is a post-master's program designed for educators. The curriculum consists of four courses that provide a thorough foundation in the principles, ethics, and methods of best practices in ASD education for individuals of all ages.

Behavior Analysis Career Options

  • Behavior Specialists
  • Educational Consultant
  • Human Services Professional
  • Mobile Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Speech-language Pathologists
  • Behavior Specialists
  • Educational Consultant
  • Human Services Professional
  • Mobile Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Speech-language Pathologists

 

U.S. News & World Report Rankings
No. 12 Best Regional University in the North
No. 131 Best Online Bachelor's Degree in U.S.
No. 37 Best Value School in the North
No. 34 Best Online Criminal Justice Program in U.S.

Forbes Magazine Rankings
Among America's Best Value Colleges
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board®, Inc. (BACB®) has approved our ABA course sequence as meeting the requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam

BCBA Examination Pass Rates


BCaBA Examination Pass Rates

 

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