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Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis

Cambridge College

24 months
574 USD/credit 10906 USD/year
574 USD/credit 10906 USD/year
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Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from 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. 


Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Cambridge College curriculum 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.

Graduates with Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Cambridge College will be able to:

  • Prepare and be eligible to sit for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applied behavior analysis (ABA) and associated scientific principles that govern human behavior and the treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
  • Use applied behavior analysis strategies to meet the needs of individuals with autism.
  • Create, implement, and evaluate individualized plans for ABA therapy for autism in a variety of settings for individuals across the autism spectrum.
  • Understand all clinical, educational, and ethical issues related to the application of ABA strategies in a broad range of treatment contexts and behaviors.
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with ABA clients, their families, and other educational and medical professionals.

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
  • Research Methods in Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Supervision and Management in Applied Behavior Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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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 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • A complete, signed application
  • Application fee: $100.00
  • Completed Application Supplement for F1 International Students
  • Photocopy of your current passport
  • Photocopy of your visa (if you are currently in the U.S.)
  • Photocopy of pages 1 and 3 of your current I-20 (if you are in the U.S. in F1 status)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter of reference
  • Official transcripts 
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Second letter of reference
  • Current résumé
  • Earned bachelor’s degree with 3.0 GPA required.
  • Two Professional Recommendations

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 574 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    10906 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 574 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
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