Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis

Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis
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ABAI VCS CertificationThe Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of Cincinnati Online is focused on the principles of human behavior and helping to build positive social skills while improving the lives of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, and more. The program provides a foundation in applied behavior analysis, education, and psychology for use in education, agency, and other settings. Our program provides the specific Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) verified course sequence 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.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

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.

Our 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.

Why the University of Cincinnati Online?

Flexible ABA Program

We understand how busy life can get, that is why UC Online is asynchronous and flexible around your schedule. All classes are 100% online and no classroom visits required. Our part-time curriculum allows you to balance your school work with other life responsibilities.

ABA Support

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 90% graduation rate.


ABA Community

Tap into the tools necessary to help you achieve your goals. Connect with students from across the world and utilize their expertise both in class and in your career. Utilize our Community page to ask questions, see job openings, and access discounted ABA exam resources.

Best Online Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis

Best Online Master's Program- Top Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Online Master’s Programs

UC Online is Top 10 in the world for the total number of students that pass the BCBA Examination on their first attempt. Because of our size and extensive alumni group, we offer the resources that can help you excel after graduation including several BCBA exam prep discounts. Our program holds a 62.90% pass rate for the 5th task list BCBA exam in 2022.
The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and ranks in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Cincinnati Online has been recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s level by (OMD). Our Behavior Analysis program earned top honors for overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success.

Is a Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis right for me?

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 aba program 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:

  • Behavior research methodology and data-based decision making
  • Application of ethical standards in clinical decision-making
  • Functional behavioral assessment and analysis
  • Intervention design and implementation
  • Responsive treatment approaches.

Women in Behavior Analysis

WIBA 2023 Proud Supporter BadgeThe University of Cincinnati Online is excited to support the mission of WIBA and the empowerment of women and diversity in the field of Behavior Analysis. As the demand for Behavior Analysts continues to grow, UC Online offers flexible, 100% online Master and Certificate programs to meet the needs of both working part-time students and full-time students with a number of obligations and commitments. We believe that through education, we can inspire and change the lives of others. Our students and their experiences are diverse, but with over 90% of our program being women, we are committed to developing, not only BCBAs, but leaders in the industry. Our students are taught a curriculum focused on the foundations of applied behavior analysis but also with an emphasis on networking and professional growth. Aligned with WIBA’s mission, we believe we can change the industry and take one step closer to equality.

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