Applied Behavior Analysis Programs

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate ProgramApplied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the primary, evidence-based, treatment for autism. Antioch has developed a training program designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). Strong employment markets exist for individuals with these credentials.

Applied Behavioral Analysis Programs
Keep your job while you study!

The program accommodates working professionals. Classes start in late August with a series of weekends, once a month. Complete the certificate program in five semesters and earn 21 credits, or the MS in ABA in seven semesters, 33 credits.

Students may enter the program with either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree. Learn more about the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Clinical Training Options: Independent Field Study or Internship through Antioch

You can get your clinical training on the job if you work in a setting that meets the requirements for Supervised Independent Fieldwork as set out by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® and is supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®).

All other students must participate in an internship arranged by Antioch University New England. This internship site can be in your home region. Internships arranged by Antioch University New England are limited in number, so early application is encouraged. Those who complete internships at their current jobs enroll for twenty-one graduate credits. Those who take an Antioch University New England-arranged internship take twenty-seven graduate credits.

Program Delivery

Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • 21 credits
  • Designed for individuals who already hold a master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis, Education or Psychology
  • Requires a 1000 to 1500-hour internship or independent field study, approximately 10-30 hours/week
  • 5 semesters to complete
  • Convenient monthly weekend classes
  • Starts in late August
  • For people with bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
  • Part-time schedule convenient for working professionals

Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • 33 Credits
  • Designed for individuals who do not already hold a master’s degree in Behavioral Analysis, Education or Psychology
  • Requires a 1000 to 1500-hour internship or independent field study, approximately 10-30 hours/week
  • 7 semesters to complete
  • Convenient monthly weekend classes
  • Starts in late August
  • For people with bachelor’s and master’s degrees
  • Designed to meet the educational requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®
  • Part-time schedule convenient for working professionals
  • Opportunity to focus elective studies on Autism, Education, or Applied Psychology

Come to a Visiting Day

Visiting days are an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about the program, the curriculum, sit in on classes, or talk with faculty and current students. Come and see if Antioch University New England is the right fit for you.

Antioch University New England is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.