“I enjoy watching the progress of the clients when they start doing
things independently.”—Carly Shappard, ABA therapist and a graduate of the Ball
State master’s in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism. Read her story here.
Needed: Human service professionals to fill a national shortage
If you’d like to be out on the frontier of a field facing a national shortage, where school children and adults struggle with autism and other developmental disabilities, and where the rewards are both personal and financial, it’s time to explore Ball State’s master’s degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA).
Whether as a teacher, psychologist, ABA therapist, or other human service professional, you’ll find opportunities in schools, hospitals, mental health centers, behavioral centers, and residential facilities where you’ll help clients improve language, motor, social, and reasoning skills. Doors to corporations and industrial settings are now opening where applied behavior analysts teach job skills and promote work performance.
Why Ball State’s MA in ABA?
Our 30-credit-hour program is offered completely online. Students can elect to pursue an accelerated track and complete their degree in 18 months.
We were the first in the state of Indiana to offer the master’s in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism.
Certificate and License Options
If you're still undecided about the master's degree, another option to consider is one of our graduate certificates in a specialized special education area. Or, our license areas can help you earn an add-on license to your initial licensure. Graduate certificates and licenses can also be pursued independently of a master’s degree as a way of specializing in a specific classroom area.
Plus, with the right combination of our graduate certificate and license options, you can essentially build your own master’s degree.
Mode of Delivery
This program is offered completely online.
Department of Special Education
Learn more about admission requirements and the required courses you will take for this degree.
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