M.Sc. On Campus Online

Behavior Analysis and Therapy

24 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
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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

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  • International

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    35213 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35213 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14085 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14085 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Carbondale

1100 - 1500 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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