Applied Behavior Analysis

Western Connecticut State University

12 months
24546 USD/year
12204 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has a requirement of thirty credits. The program is housed in the Education and Educational Psychology Department. The M.S. in ABA offers courses of study students can apply toward advanced degrees or toward careers as Board-Certified Behavior Analysts.

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Program Learning Goals and Objectives1. Use assistive technology to promote the skills of speaking, reading, writing, and listening with individuals with developmental disabilities who require behavioral modifications.2. Prepare and submit a competitive grant proposal to a public or private organization.3. Evaluate research for utility in the practice of diagnosing and treating individuals with developmental disabilities or behavior modifications.4. Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in all areas of the Behavior Analyst Task List Fourth Edition 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Assistive Technology for Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Grant Writing for Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Capstone Project in Applied Behavior Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission to the Office of Graduate Admissions and a $50 application fee. Online Application 
  • Applicants for the M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • One official transcript mailed to the Office of Graduate Admissions from each college or university previously attended, including all earned grades and degree
  • Applicant’s cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) must be at least a 2.8 for admission into program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12273 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12204 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6102 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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