Applied Behavior Analysis, Master | Mississippi State University | Starkville, United States
12 months
16046 USD/year
16046 USD/year
9248 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs at Mississippi State University (MSU) are designed to provide education, training, and experience to students with the goal of preparing them for practice in real-world settings.

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About this Degree

Our faculty members are equipped with extensive clinical experiences in the field of behavior analysis and have exceptional teaching, supervision, and research skills. Faculty in the ABA programs share the goal of preparing students to become behavior analysts who provide high quality, evidence-based services to a wide range of ages, populations, and functioning levels in order to make socially significant changes in the lives of others. Currently, our coursework is available both face-to-face and online. 

The master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis from Mississippi State University  is recognized by the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) as a Verified Course Sequence (VCS) program; completion of the program meets one of the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) requirements for credentialing as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The VCS follows the BACB’s 5th edition task list for BCBA coursework requirements. 

The ABA programs at MSU adhere to the scientist-practitioner model, where both faculty and students are expected to be (a) consumers of empirically-based practice, (b) evaluators of their own empirically-based practice, and (c) informed consumers and producers of research that contributes to the field of behavior analysis. While there are no specific research requirements for students in the program at this time, engagement in research at any capacity is encouraged and fostered by faculty in the ABA program. 

Programme Structure


  • Educational and Psychological Statistics

  • Child and Adolescent Development and Psychopathology 

  • Psychological Testing in Education and Related Settings

  • Principles of Behavior Analysis

  • Experimental Analysis of Behavior

  • Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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40 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

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  • Review both University and departmental deadlines.
  • Gather the full names and email addresses of three individuals to compose letters of recommendation.
  • Prepare your statement of purpose.
  • Review, edit, and finalize your resume/curriculum vitae and select a writing sample (if required).
  • Request your transcripts.
  • Arrange to have your test scores sent to The Graduate School (Examples: GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or IELTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    16046 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8023 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    9248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4624 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Starkville

800 - 1300 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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