12 months
29772 USD/year
29772 USD/year
15152 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis (MA-ABA) program at Michigan State University prepares students to be highly competent behavior analysts in educational settings, and to develop and deliver educational and behavioral programming to children with autism, intellectual and neurodevelopmental disabilities.


Students from this Applied Behavior Analysis from Michigan State University will develop in-depth knowledge and applied competence in the delivery of behavior analysis to improve the quality of life of consumers in various service settings. Students who complete the MA-ABA program at MSU will be eligible to take the examination to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Learning outcomes

The MA-ABA program is intended to provide students an opportunity to develop and grow in the skills of behavior analysis to ultimately help improve the quality of life of their consumers in a variety of settings.

This is a hybrid program, offering the convenience of online coursework combined with on-campus instruction and a small cohort. Practicum fieldwork is supervised directly by MSU faculty.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • Experimental Analysis Behavior
  • Ethics in Behavior Analysis
  • Verbal Behavior in Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In this application, please leave the "personal statement" an "academic statement" blank. You will upload a personal statement in the GEA portal.
  • Note the application fees, payable to Michigan State University, are non-refundable.
  • Note that the recommendation form provided in the graduate application is not required, and does not need to be submitted in conjunction with recommendation letters. Your recommendation letters are to be submitted through the GEA Portal described below.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29772 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29772 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    15152 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15152 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

1000 - 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.

Our partners

Applied Behavior Analysis
Michigan State University


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!