Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis is using the science of behavior to make meaningful impacts on people’s lives. The Baylor University ABA program emphasizes how to implement ABA-based interventions to teach people with disabilities new skills and reduce problem behavior.
Students will be prepared to work with a wide range of individuals with disabilities such as autism, Down Syndrome and intellectual disability.
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The ABA program in the School of Education
- Prepares students to use evidence-based interventions to help children with developmental disabilities, such as autism.
- Combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences with children at Baylor CARE and other community programs.
- Offers students internships with local ABA providers. Students get hands-on ABA experience in the community, while also receiving tuition discount.
- Offers students the opportunity to get involved in applied research at Baylor CARE.
- Offered within master's and doctoral degree plans.
- Prepares graduates to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.
Why Choose Baylor's ABA Program?
- Competitive applicants for the master’s program with a concentration in ABA receive a tuition discount up to 95% off of tuition at the time of admission.
- Prior to their enrollment semester, students may participate in a job fair. Local agencies serving in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are also willing to provide supervised fieldwork toward the BCBA credential participate in the job fair.
- Students receive supervised field experience working with children with developmental disabilities at Baylor CARE.
- MSEd program with a summer start date can be completed in 15 months.
Verified Course Sequence Pass Rates
The Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) publishes pass-rate information for all institutions with verified course sequence (VCS).
Certification and Licensure
Students interested in a career in applied behavior analysis should be aware of the two primary credentials that are often needed: board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and licensed behavior analyst (LBA; sometimes called a licensed applied behavior analyst or LABA).
For more information:
For more information about the MSEd/MA Concentration in ABA, please contact:
Heather Tindle at Heather_Tindle@baylor.edu, and indicate your interest in the ABA master's or PhD program.
Association for Behavior Analysis International
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
- EDP 5302 Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
- EDP 5354 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
- EDP 5357 Single Subject Research Design
- EDP 5358 Teaching Individuals with Autism & Developmental Disabilities
- EDP 5301 Philosophy of Applied Behavior Analysis
- EDP 5361 Challenging Behavior
- EDP 5374 Managing Behavior Change Program