Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism

Through Ball State’s programs in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you can gain the foundational knowledge necessary to serve the growing population of individuals with ASD and behavioral disabilities.    

Graduate Programs:

This degree program is designed for professionals who wish to acquire skills and knowledge in the field of applied behavior analysis.   Our course content is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.  The program has a special focus on individuals diagnosed with ASD.  This 30 credit hour degree is offered online.  

This certificate is designed for professionals who wish to specialize in the area of ABA.  Students will learn to develop, implement, and monitor behavioral programs to treat various kinds of behavior issues in a variety of settings.  The certificate can be earned independently or along with a master’s degree at Ball State.  This 15 credit hour certificate is offered online.  With one additional course, our course content has been approved by the BACB for the BCBA exam.  

This certificate is designed for professionals who wish to specialize in the area of Autism.  Students will gain knowledge and skills to implement interventions and treatments specific to individuals diagnosed with ASD.  The certificate can be earned independently or along with a master’s degree at Ball State.  This 15 credit hour certificate is offered online.  

Undergraduate Programs:

This minor will prepare students to apply behavioral principles in order to increase or decrease targeted behaviors. This knowledge is beneficial for students majoring in education, nursing, psychology, speech pathology or other human service fields.  The course content is approved by the BACB for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst exam (BCaBA).  This 15 credit hour minor is offered online.       

This minor will educate students on the unique needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and provide students with additional training on effective strategies for successful integration of individuals with ASD into educational or community settings.  There is a growing need for trained professionals in the areas of education, nursing, psychology, speech pathology, and other fields related to human services.  This 15 credit hour minor is offered online.    

Specifically designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree, this specialization provides the approved course content necessary to sit for the BCaBA exam.  The 12 credit hour specialization is offered online. 

Backed by the reputation of Ball State’s Teachers College, we offer you the convenience of online courses and instruction by leaders in the field.    

Contact Information: 

Bonnie Krupa, Graduate Advisor and Program Management Specialist 

Beth Hawke, Graduate Advisor 

Amy Chamberlain, Graduate Advisor and Undergraduate Minor Advisor