Applied Behavior Analysis, M.S.

Master the science and application of Applied Behavior Analysis

The mission of USJ’s M.S. in ABA program is to prepare students to be highly skilled and compassionate behavior analysts, who are proficient in the basic principles of behavior, who are prepared to be leaders, collaborators, and independent problem solvers, and who understand and value the importance of evidence based practice. We accomplish our mission through rigorous and inspiring graduate coursework, opportunities for supervision experiences on campus, and a scaffolded training in research methods concluding with innovative capstone projects. 

Our distinct advantage is that we offer an on-campus practicum to interested students, and we are ecstatic to announce that our first practicum cohort, who graduated in the Spring of 2020, had a 100% pass rate on the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) exam. See below for more information about our practicum.

Another distinct advantage is that we provide an on-campus and cohort-based educational model led by four, full-time Board Certified Behavior Analysts – Doctoral® (BCBA-D®s). You will learn with a consistent group of faculty and peers throughout the entirety of your coursework.

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Program Curriculum

Our ABA Certificate is back and we will begin enrolling students in the Fall 2021 semester. The ABA Certificate is for professionals who already have a master’s degree and are looking to enhance their careers by becoming Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®s). Check back soon for more details.

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Register for our upcoming virtual open houses on Thursday, April 22nd at 6:30PM

Email us with your questions: [email protected]

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Program Benefits

USJ’s M.S. in ABA program offers students built-in supervision, applied research experiences, and tuition waivers primarily through the Gengras Center School on campus

  • Tuition waivers are available to students working at the Gengras Center. Students who obtain optional employment as Teacher’s Aides at the Gengras Center receive a six credit per semester tuition waiver.
  • BACB® Supervision is built into the program for students who choose to work at the Gengras Center. These students enroll in our Practicum course to earn experience hours. During this time, they will work collaboratively with full time Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®) at the Gengras Center. Students can instead choose to receive supervision at their current behavior analytic employer. Our supervision coordinator will help you determine which path is best for you. Please see the BACB Experience Standards for additional information regarding supervision requirements.
  • We offer a broad range of applied research experiences based on your interests. Check out our most recent issue of the Blue Jay Bulletin to learn more about the work being done by our students and faculty.


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