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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Ball State University

12 months
661 USD/credit 19830 USD/year
661 USD/credit 19830 USD/year
449 USD/credit 13470 USD/year
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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 the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program of Ball State University.


ABA with an Emphasis in Autism

Whether as a teacher, psychologist, ABA therapist, or other human service professional, during the Applied Behavior Analysis program of Ball State University 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.

Why a Master's in ABA with an Emphasis in Autism

  • Our 30-credit program is offered completely online. Students can elect to complete the degree in less than two years.
  • Our ABA degree is housed within Ball State’s Teachers College, which holds numerous national rankings and recognitions.
  • Ball State is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the Higher Learning Commission, and Indiana Teacher Training and Licensing Commission.
  • Our program works for those from a variety of educational backgrounds, including psychology, criminal justice, social work, education and other areas. 
  • Not only were we the first in the state of Indiana to offer the master’s in ABA with an emphasis in autism, we are also the largest program in the nation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Behavioral Consultation

  • Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis

  • Research in Special Education

  • Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Interventions and Treatments for Persons with Autism

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

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National students:

  • All of your application materials need to be received two weeks prior to the start of the semester you wish to begin.


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution recognized by a regional accrediting association.
  • You must have earned a minimum of a 2.75 GPA from the undergraduate degree-granting institution.
  • Our program does not require you to take the GRE.
  • Ball State must receive transcripts for all applicants.
  • Complete our online application.
  • Applications are $60 per program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 661 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 661 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13470 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 449 USD per credit during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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