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Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

Cambridge College

24 months
591 USD/credit 11229 USD/year
591 USD/credit 11229 USD/year
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The Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis program at Cambridge College prepares you to sit for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam, including completing the required Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) course sequence and required field experience hours.


The master’s degree curriculum in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Cambridge College is divided into two parts — autism / special education courses (14 credits) and ABA course sequence (24 credits). As an applied behavioral analysis student at Cambridge College, you’ll learn about the history, prevalence, and diagnosis of autism as well as assessment methods and clinical applications of ABA therapy for autism as well as the legal and ethical requirements for professional applied behavior analysts.


Applied behavior analysis is a growing and versatile career field. In fact, there are so many other career types that now sometimes encompass ABA therapy for autism, that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics does not yet track behavior analyst as a stand-alone professional designation, even though the national demand for people with BCBA certification continues to grow.

However, the highest concentration of ABA for autism jobs come from the following types of employers:

  • Healthcare, including treatment planning, case management, and treatment
  • Educational services, both within traditional school settings as well as with private providers of ABA services to individuals and families
  • Social assistance, including therapy-type skills, other educational settings such as workplace training, and treatment planning in community service settings**

Other options for applied behavioral analyst careers include working for:

  • Insurance carriers and related fields
  • Local government, including public administration
  • Research organizations, including data analysis**

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Autism: History, Prevalence, Diagnosis and Characteristics
  • Social and Psychological Perspectives in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Communication Disorders - ASD
  • Assistive Technology: Modifying the Curriculum for Diverse Learners
  • Collaboration and Consultation Techniques
  • Behavior Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

A completed application must be received within enough time for students to receive the i20 and arrive in the U.S. prior to the term start-date.


38 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript
  • Earned bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA required.
  • International transcripts must be translated and evaluated by an approved agency.
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement - Write a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay (500 words) describing your professional experience, your goals and objectives for graduate study and for educator licensure.
  • Two Professional Recommendations
  • MA Educator Documentation from the Massachusetts Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) website.
  • Required for entry:
  • Massachusetts Educator Personnel ID  (MEPID number).
  • MTEL Communication & Literacy Test, successfully completed.
  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11229 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    11229 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 591 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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