Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis

Master of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis
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ABAI VCS CertificationThe online Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) offered by the University of Cincinnati 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). Upon completion, you’ll be well-prepared for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam, subject to meeting supervision requirements.

Why the University of Cincinnati Online?

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Experience the convenience of UC Online, designed to fit seamlessly into your busy life. Our asynchronous and flexible approach allows you to manage your own schedule, with 100% online classes and no need for in-person visits. UC’s part-time curriculum empowers you to strike a balance between academic pursuits and other life commitments.

From Start to Graduation, we are with you every step of the way. Our Student Success Coordinators are there to guide you and help you create a positive higher education experience. That is why the University of Cincinnati’s  ABA Master’s program boasts an impressive 90% graduation rate.

Tap into the tools necessary to help you achieve your goals. Engage with a diverse global student community, tapping into their insights both in the classroom and throughout your career. Explore our Community page to ask questions, discover job opportunities, and access discounted ABA exam resources. At UC Online, we’re committed to guiding you every step of the way.

About University of Cincinnati’s Online Master of Education in Behavior Analysis

The University of Cincinnati’s program prioritizes applied knowledge over extensive writing or research. While there are occasional writing assignments, they typically revolve around case studies or short papers. Immerse yourself in a dynamic learning experience that focuses on practical application, empowering you to make a meaningful impact in the behavior analysis field. Students may complete the master’s program in as few as five semesters by enrolling in two classes per semester. It is recommended that students do not exceed this course load, considering the program’s rigorous nature. 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.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), is the scientific study of the principles of learning and behavior. Behavior 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.


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 offers a flexible 100% online master program 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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