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Applied Behavior Analysis

Arcadia University

12 months
780 USD/credit 28080 USD/year
780 USD/credit 28080 USD/year
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Program options in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) of Arcadia University offer courses in behavior principles, data analysis, applications with children and youth with behavior problems, and ethics, while helping practitioners develop the consultation skills necessary to work with other professionals and important adults in schools, homes, and communities.


All of Arcadia University’s instructors have extensive experience working as certified behavior analysts in the field as well as teaching at the university level. Arcadia’s program is designed to develop professional expertise in behavior analysis and the consultative skills necessary to affect real change in schools, homes, and community settings. All instructors are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).

Key facts:

Applied Behavior Analysis provides the most evidenced-based intervention within all of psychology and education. Behavior analytic procedures have been coded into educational law. For example, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act calls for a functional behavioral assessment (FBA) to be conducted prior to suspension of students with disabilities. ABA has helped to support youth and adults with autism, conduct disorders, oppositional defiant disorders, and depression, as well as couples needing therapy. It has served as the basis for educational procedures such as direct instruction and assessment procedures such as curriculum-based measurement. It is essential for professionals functioning within a Response to Intervention Model.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Change
  • Behavior Analysis and Principles of Development 
  • Behavioral Consultation in Homes, Schools and Communities
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Cultural Foundations of Education (

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 alternative credits


On Campus

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A graduate application, including personal statements, to be completed online. 
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a recommended GPA of 3.0 or better. 
  • Students holding a B.A. or B.S. degree in Education who are seeking an initial teaching certification (Instructional I) must submit passing scores from a provider of one of the approved basic skills assessment tests: PAPA, CORE, SAT or ACT. 
  • One official transcript from each college, university or professional school attended. 
  • Two letters of recommendation. The letters must be of a professional, not personal nature.
  • Applicants for Pennsylvania Teacher Certification Programs must submit current clearances for Child Abuse, Criminal Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting. 
  • International applicants should visit for detailed information on admission requirements and application procedures. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    28080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 780 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Glenside

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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