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Autism and Behavior Analyst, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
, MA,
Autism is becoming more prevalent in our society and the need for specialists dedicated to serving this population is growing rapidly. This program provides knowledge of the autism spectrum and the skills necessary to meets the needs of individuals with autism

About

By completing the Behavior Analyst program, students meet the course requirements to sit for the BCBA examination, giving them the opportunity to earn a credential that is in high demand. The 2015 exam pass rate for our graduates was 88%, significantly higher than the national average of 65%.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Autism: History, Prevalence, Diagnosis and Characteristics
  • Assessment and Appraisal Process
  • Social and Psychological Perspectives in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Communication Disorders
  • Supervised Learning Project
  • Assistive Technology: Modifying the Curriculum for Diverse Learners
  • Collaboration and Consultation Techniques

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Active employment in a relevant, related field with at least one year of experience in a ABA-based treatment setting.
  • Be working with or supervised by certified BCBA personnel. (Supervisor name and contact information must be submitted and verified upon program entry.)
  • Official transcript
  • Current Résumé
  • Personal Statement 
  • Two Professional Recommendations
  • International students are accepted at Massachusetts location only, and need to provide supplemental documentation:
  • Official demonstration of English language proficiency
  • Supplemental documentation for issuance of I-20
  • International transcripts, evaluated by an accepted evaluation service

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    554 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 554 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    554 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 554 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    554 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 554 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Application Fee: $50, nonrefundable ($100 for international students; $100 for EdD)

Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

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