Behavior Analysis and Therapy

Southern Illinois University

M.Sc. On Campus Blended
12 months
35213 USD/year
35213 USD/year
14085 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University is proud to offer an graduate masters degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy. This comprehensive degree program is designed to train students to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) or advance onward towards doctoral training to eventually become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (BCBA-D).


The Behavior Analysis and Therapy degree at Southern Illinois University is offered in the traditional on campus format in Carbondale, and in an innovative hybrid format that consists of 75% of all coursework online, with the remainder completed in occasional meetings in the Chicagoland area. These meetings are no more than 3 per semester, and help create a real-live vibe to the typical online learning experience. Regardless if you want the traditional on-campus experience, or the convenience of working full-time and remaining remote from SIU, the BAT program has options for you.

Program Mission

The Behavior Analysis and Therapy Program is devoted to the empirically-based development and application of learning principles to a wide variety of human needs that arises from developmental, psychological, social, or medical disabilities. The graduate of the program is prepared to assess the needs of individuals, to assist those individuals to acquire skills to maximize their capabilities, to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, and to teach other service providers techniques for assessment, training, and evaluation.

Program Objectives:

  • Focus on practical experiences. Students are required to complete a 9/hr a week practicum for one semester.
  • Focus on research. Student are encouraged to assist with faculty research projects.
  • Program breadth. Students have the opportunity to obtain a variety of experiences in the areas of intellectual disabilities, gambling, mental health, child behavior, parent-child relations, behavioral medicine, community and consumer issues, and the working work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Ethics in Behavior Analysis & Therapy
  • Autism and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Performance Management
  • Behavioral Gerontology
  • Functional Analysis and Interventions-Autism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of Bachelor's coursework
  • 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35213 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35213 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14085 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Behavior Analysis and Therapy
Southern Illinois University