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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an Emphasis in Autism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #1133 (BCR) Online
If you’d like to be out on the frontier of a field facing a national shortage, where school children and adults struggle with autism and other developmental disabilities, and where the rewards are both personal and financial, it’s time to explore Ball State’s master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA).
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Overview

If you’d like to be out on the frontier of a field facing a national shortage, where school children and adults struggle with autism and other developmental disabilities, and where the rewards are both personal and financial, it’s time to explore Ball State’s master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA).

Whether as a teacher, psychologist, ABA therapist, or other human service professional, you’ll find opportunities in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, behavioral centers, and residential facilities where you’ll help clients improve language, motor, social, and reasoning skills. Doors to corporations and industrial settings are now opening where applied behavior analysts teach job skills and promote work performance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Behavioral Consultation

  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis 

  • Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Research in Special Education

  • Introduction to Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Interventions and Treatments for Persons with Autism

  • Practicum in Autism

  • Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Students can elect to complete the degree in less than two years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by its regional accrediting association. Review transcript submitting guidelines before applying.
  • to meet departmental admissions criteria

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20332 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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