Graduates with a Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of Cincinnati Online use the principles of human behavior to help build positive social skills and improve the lives of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and more. Additionally, our program provides the specific coursework required by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and prepares you for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam when supervision requirements are also met.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), is the scientific study of the principles of learning and behavior. Behavioral analysis relies upon the best available scientific knowledge to describe, understand, predict, and change behavior.
UCO’s Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis program focuses on providing students with the core skills to serve individuals with behavioral and learning challenges across multiple settings including clinics, schools, residential facilities, and in-home by providing students with strategies to support the needs and increase the level of independent functioning of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Students earning their ABA masters learn to guide and teach individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, cognitive impairment, anxiety, mood disorders, eating and feeding disorders, and substance abuse. These same approaches are also used for goals such as increasing student accuracy on academic tasks, managing children’s behavior at home, and increasing work productivity.
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We understand how busy life can get, that is why UC Online is asynchronous and flexible around your schedule. UC Online gives you the tools necessary to help you achieve your goals. From Start to Graduation, we are with you every step of the way. Our Student Success Coordinators are there to guide you and make your higher education a positive experience. That is why the UC Online ABA Master’s program boasts an impressive 95% graduation rate.
Interested in improving outcomes for individuals with behavior and learning challenges in a clinical, educational, or residential setting or developing a deeper understanding of human behavior? If so, an online Masters ABA may be an ideal fit for you. Gain cutting-edge marketability, knowledge, and skills to increase your earning potential and quality of life. Core areas of focus in the program include:
Whether as a teacher, psychologist, behavior analyst, or other human service professional, you’ll find opportunities in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, behavioral centers, residential facilities and corporate settings where you’ll help clients improve language, motor, social, and reasoning skills.
The field of behavioral analysis is rapidly growing allowing for new and exciting employment opportunities. The job outlook continues to look very favorable for ABA Masters graduates as there continues to be a significant shortage of behavior analysts. In fact, the demand for Behavior Analysts increased at a rate of 17% from 2019-2020.
Career opportunities for those with an ABA Masters online degree can look forward to promising careers in fields such as:
(*Please note that some of these may require a degree or licensure in a specific field other than behavior analysis.)
Yes. The vast majority of our students work throughout their time in their academic program. It is important to assess course load and financial aid to understand how to balance school and working.
If possible, students may cut down on their work hours during a clinical portion of a program.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
You do not. Classes are asynchronous. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework.
To enhance your experience and learning, many of our instructors offer online office hours held at a predetermined date and time.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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