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.

Recognized across the county, 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.

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Global Experience

As a Regis ABA graduate student, you will have the option to take part in a service trip that happens every other year with fellow students and program alumni to Iceland. 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. Trip lasts between 8-12 days.

Why choose the ABA program at Regis College?

  • The skills you will learn over the course of this highly reputable program, provide an immediate gateway to job success.
  • Experienced, well-informed, and industry active PhD-level BCBA® faculty keep your learning environment topical, timely, and true-to-life.
  • Our ABA program provides an in-depth, thorough overview of the science of learning across diverse applications.
  • Intensive practicum placements available at the on-site Regis Autism Center or with one of our multiple partners are a fundamental part of your skills development.
  • Apply classroom learning in a real-work setting, learn from qualified individuals working in the field, and build your professional network.
  • Pursue your master of science in ABA, a certificate in ABA, a dual MEd/MS in ABA, or an MEd with an ABA certificate - all are pathways to becoming a board certified behavioral analyst.
  • Become prepared for a variety of leadership roles in the implementation, evaluation, and administration of applied behavior analytic principles and methods.
  • What Careers Can I have with a Degree in ABA?

    Clinical Director
    Average Salary: $73,698
    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.

    University/College Professor
    Average Salary: $69,296
    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.

    Clinical Supervisor
    Average Salary: $61,315
    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: $59,259
    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.

  • Podcast: Leading Voices of ABA at Regis

    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.

  • Build Your Resume While in the Program

    Apply your classroom learning in a professional setting with the required practicum. You will develop your skills, learn from professionals working in the field, and build your professional network. Regis faculty actively assist in identifying paid practicum placement.

    Practicum placements include ABACS, LLC, Foundation Lane, Crossroads School and Kindle Behavior Consultants. Graduates of the ABA program are currently working at Advances Learning Center, Foundation Lane, and ABACS, LLC.

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Program Verification

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.

Program Contact Information

ABA Program Director Jackie MacDonald wins NECC Outstanding Educator of the Year!