What job(s) can I get with a master's degree in applied behavior analysis?
Does this program have coursework verified by the ABAI?
The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified the 7-course
sequence within the program toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to
take the BCBA or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) examination.
Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible
to take the examination.
What is the difference between the MS in ABA degree and the ABA certificate program?
Are any of the courses offered online?
Approximately 50 percent of the coursework is offered online with the other 50 percent
offered in person. Online programming is a mixture of hybrid (live discussion components
with instructor and classmates) and asynchronous content.
How long does it take to complete the ABA master’s program?
The master's program can be completed in 11 months and requires 36 credits.
Are students allowed to attend part-time?
The program can be completed in two years if attending part-time.
How much does the program cost?
Will I be able to work part- or full-time as a student in the ABA program?
Yes, due to the hybrid nature of the curriculum as well as in person classes offered
in the evenings, students are able to work during the program as well as accrue supervised
field experience if needed.
Does the ABA degree program require fieldwork experiences?
Yes, the ABA degree program has practicum coursework built in that would enable students
to complete some (or all) of the supervised fieldwork hours required for the BCBA
examination. Visit BACB.com for more details about the national certification.
Will PCOM assist me in identifying and securing either my practica and/or internship
In most cases, students will complete practica experiences that are geographically
convenient. Faculty will assist and guide students in finding the appropriate placements.
Students may also receive assistance from our Professional and Career Development
Program run by the Office of Student Affairs.
How can I learn more about PCOM’s applied behavior analysis program?