Behavior Analysis

University of North Texas

24 months
17172 USD/year
1800 USD/year
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Behavior Analysis — the study of the effects of the environment on the behavior of individuals — is a natural science, and its principles are universal. They can be applied with any population, including children with autism, people with developmental disabilities, parents and children, pet owners, college students, healthcare providers, athletes, employers and CEOs.

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The Department of Behavior Analysis’ curriculum focuses on these areas:

  • How to design procedures for the systematic application of behavioral technology in applied settings
  • Knowledge of principles of behavior, their conceptual basis and behavior analytic research methodology
  • Practical experience in the implementation and analysis of behavior intervention programs
  • Skills for conducting research in natural settings and for modeling phenomena in laboratory settings
The faculty members include professors who have been recognized by the American Psychological Association and the National Council for Science and Technology, among others. They also conduct research in many different areas and provide consultations regarding behavioral interventions and human performance in institutions, business and industry. This offers many hands-on learning experiences for students. These include working in applied settings with:
  • Adult learners
  • Children with autism
  • College students
  • Foreign-language learners
  • People with developmental disabilities
  • Pets and exotic animals

Our faculty also conduct behavioral neuroscience research, experimental research, and research related to animal behavior.

Programme Structure

A career in Behavior Analysis will give you many options. Behavior analysts work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Animal shelters
  • Classrooms
  • Governmental institutions
  • Health institutions
  • Homes
  • Large corporations
  • Zoos

Anywhere there are people, there is the opportunity to help individuals reach their full potential through improving their environment.

You can pursue a Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. Our program will teach you about both the experimental analysis of behavior and applied behavior analysis, which will prepare you for either further study in a doctoral program or a career in a variety of settings. Our coursework will give you a broad understanding of behavior principles, but also will allow you to specialize in certain areas. For example, we offer several courses that focus on autism. Our program also will prepare you for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


43 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Commitment to a career in behavior analysis
  • Two behavior analysis prerequisite courses
  • Three reference letters
  • Statement of interest

Tuition Fee

  • National

    17172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8586 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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