18 months
1465 USD/credit 29300 USD/year
1465 USD/credit 29300 USD/year
825 USD/credit 16500 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis degree at University of Michigan - Dearborn  teaches students to become independent practitioners of applied behavior analysis. 

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The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis degree at University of Michigan - Dearborn prepares students with training in the science of learning and behavior and prepares them to work as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).   Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to the study of behavior. 

Behavior analysts work directly with individuals to improve their social, educational, health, adaptive skills, and behavioral outcomes through the development of programming based upon the principles of ABA.  Behavior analysts are trained to describe behavior, explain, predict, and analyze the occurrence and non-occurrence of behavior, and change behavior through the development of programming based on ABA principles.

What will I Learn? 

Graduates of the Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis will:

  • describe and apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to a variety of behavioral issues across a range of clinical, educational, pre-vocational, vocational, home, and community settings;

  • describe and demonstrate behavioral assessment procedures, hypothesis development, and functional analysis methodology;

  • describe and demonstrate the principles and practices of single-subject research methodology;

  • acquire and demonstrate skills related to the education and treatment of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other mental health needs;

  • acquire skills that demonstrate an understanding of the physical, educational, and mental health needs of individuals who have had adverse childhood experiences.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Science and Human Behavior
  • Research Methods Beh Analysis
  • Behavioral Assessment 
  • Ethics in ABA
  • Prog Develop, Super & Mgmt

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    29300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • In-State

    16500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 825 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

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.


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