12 months
394 USD/credit 14184 USD/year
394 USD/credit 14184 USD/year
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The online Behavior Analysis program at the University of Central Missouri will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to advance in your career or to pursue a doctoral degree.


By earning this affordable master’s degree, you’ll be highly sought after to work with individuals who have intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and traumatic head injuries with accompanying psychiatric disorders.  The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and a research thesis are not required.

Courses are taught by PhD-level, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). The scientific and philosophical foundations of a science of behavior and it’s the range of applications are taught throughout the curriculum.

All students complete 30 credit hours in core behavior analysis classes and select one of two program options: Behavior Analysis and Therapy or Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Students enrolled in Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program at the University of Central Missouri will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge in the use and interpretation of data obtained using single-subject research designs.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge related to the assumptions and practice of behavioral assessment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to behavior analysis, learning, application of principles of behavior, and knowledge of ethics and professional behavior.
This fully synchronous online program is designed to prepare students to work in applied settings as a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and further graduate study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Psychology of learning
  • Behavior analysis and therapy
  • Behavioral assessment 
  • Behavior analysis and therapy
  • Ethics and behavioral healthcare 
  • Behavioral Medicine 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students Staying in Their Home Country deadline: 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.


36 SCH
  • 36-42 hours



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Be fully admitted to UCM by the Office of graduate Studies.  
  • Have a master’s degree in Psychology or Education from an accredited educational program. 
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate Psychology or Education courses at an accredited institution. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to the applicant’s skills and ability to be successful in an applied behavioral science program. 
  • A formal goal statement describing how their professional goals fit within the content and focus of the program. 
  • Approved by the Program Coordinator.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 394 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 394 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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