Applied Behavior Analysis Doctorate Programs by State

While a master’s degree from an Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) verified program is one way to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), some who wish to work in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA) may choose to earn a doctorate degree instead. There are several doctorate programs that are verified by the ABA, which allow those who complete them to become eligible for the BCBA-D credential. The BCBA-D credential does not come with any additional privileges over a BCBA credential, but does demonstrate that the holder has completed additional studies related to behavior analysis.

Interested in earning a doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis? Below is a list of programs that you can apply to. You can also check out our guide to ABA master’s programs and certificates for those who hold a master’s in a field other than ABA.

Last Updated: July 2022. List of programs has been gathered via listings on the Association for Behavior Analysis International website. Be sure to check the program’s website for the most up to date information. All approved doctorate programs that were still active on their university websites were included.

Program Degree City State Mode Credential
Chicago School of Professional Psychology PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis Chicago Illinois Hybrid Doctoral
Chicago School of Professional Psychology Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis Richardson Texas On Campus or Online Doctoral
Chicago School of Professional Psychology PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis Washington District of Columbia Hybrid Doctoral
Columbia University Teachers College PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis New York New York On Campus or Online Doctoral
Endicott College PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis Beverly Massachusetts Online Doctoral
Florida Institute of Technology PhD Behavior Analysis Degree Melbourne Florida On Campus Doctoral
La Sierra University EdD In School Psychology With an Emphasis in Behavior Analysis Riverside California On Campus Doctoral
Louisiana State University Doctorate in School Psychology Baton Rouge Louisiana On Campus Doctoral
Marquette University PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis Milwaukee Wisconsin On Campus Doctoral
Nova Southeastern University EdD with concentration in Special Education, Emphasis ABA Ft. Lauderdale Florida Online Doctoral
Simmons University PhD in Behavior Analysis Boston Massachusetts Online Doctoral
Tennessee Technological University Exceptional Learning PhD, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration Cookeville Tennessee On Campus Doctoral
University of Florida Doctorate in Behavior Analysis Gainesville Florida On Campus Doctoral
University of Memphis EdD in Applied Behavior Analysis Memphis Tennessee Hybrid Doctoral
University of South Florida Applied Behavior Analysis, PhD Tampa Florida On Campus Doctoral
University of Southern Mississippi Psychology (School Psychology) – Doctorate Hattiesburg Mississippi On Campus Doctoral
West Virginia University PhD in Psychology – Behavior Analysis Morgantown West Virginia On Campus Doctoral
Western Michigan University PhD in Behavior Analysis Kalamazoo Michigan On Campus Doctoral