Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S.

Master the science and application of Applied Behavior Analysis

USJ’s M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the only on-campus ABA master’s program in Connecticut, an ABAI verified course sequence, and offers applied research and supervision opportunities.

USJ’s distinct advantage is that we build the required supervisory experience into the third year of the program. During your last year of coursework, you will have the opportunity to enroll in six total credits of intensive practicum, where you will obtain BACB supervision experiences. Students not enrolled in the intensive practicum course will enroll in six credits of practical application coursework. Please visit the BACB website for additional information regarding supervision requirements. Our top ABA Master’s Program prepares students for careers in behavior analysis across a wide variety of settings and populations.

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Program Benefits

  • Improves the skills of experienced human service professionals from such disciplines as Education, Special Education, Psychology, and others
  • Introduces applied pedagogical concepts, principles, and practices of Applied Behavior Analysis for application to a wide range of professional settings
  • Provides both supervised experience and research opportunities in collaboration with experienced full-time faculty members

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

  • The use of the science of behavior to solve problems of social significance
  • An approach to behavior that is grounded in empirical data
  • Students with a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis can seek employment in fields such as:
    • Educational assessment, planning, and program evaluation
    • Staff and parent training
    • Prevention and community intervention
    • Therapy/counseling
    • Developmental disabilities and Autism
    • Organizational behavior management and human service administration
    • Sports and health psychology


Get answers to your questions about the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis Program.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

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