M.A. Online Blended

Clinical Counseling - Applied Behavior Analysis

Eastern University

36 months
762 USD/credit 15240 USD/year
762 USD/credit 15240 USD/year
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The Clinical Counseling - Applied Behavior Analysis program at Eastern University trains master's-level graduates who are competent in the use of behavioral and scientific-based assessment, intervention/prevention strategies, and effective consultation for the promotion of learning socially appropriate behaviors in both school and community settings.


The MA in Clinical Counseling - Applied Behavior Analysis program at Eastern University prepares students work in the clinical counseling field, applying social justice practices and a global understanding of human nature, problems, symptoms, and interventions.


  • Prepares students for licensure as professional counselors in Pennsylvania
  • Curriculum meets the educational requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in Pennsylvania 
  • Verified Course Sequence meets educational requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®
  • Meets the educational requirements for Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), PA Licensed Professional Counselor, and PA Licensed Behavior Specialist (LBS)
  • The first Christian institution with a BACB verified curriculum on the East Coast
  • Training focused on school and community settings
  • Faculty have specific behavior analysis credentials and experience within the field
  • Students can choose between a fully online program or an on-campus program with a blended format (combination of evening and online classes)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling Theory, Personality and Practice
  • Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ethics and Professional Development
  • Lifespan Development
  • Group Dynamics and Counseling
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • Social and Cultural Foundations of Counseling Practice
  • Career Development Theory & Practice
  • Research Design & Statistics
  • Techniques of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Personality Dynamics and Psychosocial Assessment
  • Practicum in Psychotherapy Integration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • GPA 2.8 (3.0 required for accelerated and online tracks) with particular importance placed on the last two years of the undergraduate record. An applicant with a lower GPA is strongly advised to submit GRE or MAT scores to strengthen the application.
  • Completion of two prerequisite undergraduate Behavioral Science courses (6 credits within the last 10 years - Grade C or above). CLEP exams will be accepted for Introduction to Psychology, Human Growth and Development, and/or Introduction to Sociology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 762 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    15240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 762 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 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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