Gain the expertise and skills necessary to make a positive impact on the lives of those with diverse behavioral needs.
Successfully working with individuals with unique behavioral needs - such as those who fall on the autism spectrum, those with substance abuse issues, or those with developmental disabilities - requires a unique set of skills, knowledge and expertise.
The Regis College Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program uses active responding role-play, peer presentations, and comprehensive practicums to deepen the learning experience in the field of applied behavior analysis and help you better address the unique needs of children and adults with behavioral issues.
Recognized across the country, Regis College's ABA program provides a dynamic and interactive learning environment, exceptional faculty, and guaranteed field experience - all leading to personal and professional satisfaction and success.
An ideal blend of course formats will optimize your learning. Your focus will be on one course at a time in our intensive eight-week hybridized format. Small interactive classes set our program apart from other universities and provide you with a lifelong professional network.
Earning a master's degree in ABA broadly helps prepare students for a range of careers where they may be expected to interact with individuals who exhibit unique behavioral needs. Some of the common careers that this degree prepares students for include those below:
Average Salary: $80,000
The BCBA Clinical Director is responsible for managing all aspects of clinical operations relating to the treatment of clients. A clinical director may also oversee administrative operations, develop policies and procedures, and provide supervision for clinical supervisors.
Average Salary: $66,683
A BCBA University/College Professor typically teaches courses on various topics related to Applied Behavior Analysis. A University/College Professor may also provide clinical services, hold an administrative position, or conduct research within the field of ABA.
Average Salary: $61,275
The BCBA Clinical Supervisor oversees training and supervision of BCBA’s and/or trainees delivering services to clients. A Clinical Supervisor may conduct assessments, review treatment plans and goals, and provide ongoing feedback of treatment program implementation.
ABA Training Coordinator
Average Salary: $59,479
An ABA Training Coordinator often consults and teaches about the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. They may provide training opportunities within a specific organization, school, or clinic, or for community educational purposes.
The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Regis College is built around a 39-credit curriculum designed to prepare students for the unique challenges associated with working with individuals with a range of behavioral needs. This includes coursework designed to inform the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals, and various methods for behavioral intervention. Students are also expected to fulfill thesis and practicum requirements.
Most students complete the program following a two-year course of study. Online options are available.
Candidates eligible for this program must meet the following admission requirements:
As a Regis ABA graduate student, you will have the option to take part with fellow students and program alumni in a service trip to Iceland that occurs every other year. In Iceland, you will provide culturally competent behavior analytic care to children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and/or a related disability. You will work together with fellow students, teachers, and alumni to teach young children socially significant behaviors and reduce unwanted problem behavior. The trip lasts between 8-12 days.
Learn about past student experiences by visiting our Iceland service trip blog.
In order to graduate from the program, all students must complete a required practicum, which offers the opportunity to apply your classroom learning in a professional setting. You will develop your skills, learn from professionals working in the field, and build your professional network.
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) has approved the course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® has approved the practicum courses toward the experience requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Examination®. Applicants may need to meet additional requirements to qualify.
If you are interested in learning more about ABA, check out a podcast called ABA Inside Track, co-hosted by the program director, Jacquelyn MacDonald and practicum coordinator, Diana Parry-Cruwys. The podcast provides lively conversations between three board-certified behavior analysts on the hot topics in the industry and the research that fuels the field.
ABA Program Director Jackie MacDonald wins The New England Center for Children's Outstanding Educator of the Year Award!