Applied Behavior Analysis, M.Sc. | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
18 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
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Students completing this Applied Behavior Analysis degree at the University of Georgia are prepared to apply for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Exam and pursue careers in school, clinical, or consultative settings, serving individuals with developmental disabilitie


This rigorous 1.5-years (4-semester) program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Georgia provides students with didactic instruction and applied experiences so they are able to successfully accomplish the following: (a) assess the environmental causes of individuals' behavioral excesses and deficits, (b) develop interventions that are functionally related to clients' behavioral challenges, and (c) use single case design methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of the behavioral interventions.


Our program trains you to be an evidence-based, client-centered, outcomes focused Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). The program integrates on campus coursework with rigorous practicum experiences completed in the UGA Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic, the Center for Autism and Behavior Education Research (CABER) Demonstration Classroom, and/or other sites.

Programme Structure

The MS in Applied Behavior Analysis includes coursework such as:

  • Behavioral Methods of Instruction
  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Individual Academic Interventions
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • Individual Psychoeducational Intervention
  • Single-Subject Research Methodology
  • Professional Ethics for Behavior Analysts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission will be based on a portfolio of information, including:

  • The graduate application
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal statement 
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation 
  • Resume that highlights any experiences you might have related to ABA

Students who meet all of the following requirements will be eligible to apply for the ABA Master's Degree Program:

  • Professional preparation: Earned, or will have earned, a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution before the date of enrollment at the University of Georgia.
  • GPAMinimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for all courses taken.

This program takes a holistic approach to admissions and does not require standardized testing scores be submitted, e.g. no GRE or MAT scores are required.

Tuition Fee

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    24676 USD/year
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  • National

    24676 USD/year
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  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

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