M.A. Online

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Ball State University

24 months
656 USD/credit 9840 USD/year
656 USD/credit 9840 USD/year
438 USD/credit 6570 USD/year
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If you’re looking to advance in or transition your career to the applied behavior analysis field, Ball State University’s 100 percent online master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with an emphasis in autism can help you.


While it’s true that Ball State University has the largest Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in the nation, you will still receive individual attention from our renowned faculty who are dedicated to your success. The quality and rigor of the ABA courses you will take speak for themselves, as Ball State’s BCBA first-time exam pass rate is among the highest in the nation for high-enrolled programs. Ball State offers multiple pathways to prepare you for this credential, at a lower cost than other highly enrolled master’s in ABA programs.

 Career Outcomes

Your master’s in ABA will translate to several employment sectors including schools, hospitals, mental health centers, behavioral centers, and residential facilities where you’ll help clients improve language, motor, social, and reasoning skills. The skills you learn at Ball State can be immediately applied to your career.

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Counselor
  • Mental Health Professional
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • School Psychologist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Behavioral Consultation 
  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Research Methods for Behavior Analysis
  • Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders 
  • Interventions and Treatments for Persons with Autism 
  • Field-Based Experience in Autism 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor's degree or higher from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.
  • GRE is not required.
  • Students with an undergraduate GPA of less than 2.75 may be considered for earned admission. 
  • Transcripts showing your complete academic record. You may submit unofficial transcripts at the time of application. Official transcripts will be requested at the time of admission. Please review our transcript instructions before applying.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 438 USD per credit during 24 months.


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