Applied Behavior Analysis Programs – Admission Requirements by School

One thing to consider when applying to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) master’s programs is whether you meet the requirements for admission. Some programs may only accept students who have a higher GPA, while other schools may require that you take the GRE or GMAT test.. Finally, a small number of programs may require that you are working within a specific role as you complete the program as a means of earning needed experience. Other traditional application materials such as essays and interviews may apply as well.

To get you started as you vet your options, here is information on GPA and GRE requirements for Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) approved master’s programs. Oftentimes, this information is not clearly depicted on program websites, so where it says unspecified you may want to check with the program before applying to make sure you meet their requirements. It is also important to note that many testing requirements have loosened during COVID, so check with the programs you are interested in to see if they are currently requiring the GRE or other tests.

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

Program Degree City State GPA GRE Mode
Arcadia University MEd with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Glenside Pennsylvania 3.0 preferred When GPA is below 3.0 Online
Arizona State University MA in Special Education – Applied Behavior Analysis Tempe Arizona 3.0 No Online
Arizona State University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Tempe Arizona 3.0 Yes (Not for Fall 2022) On Campus
Assumption University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Worcester Massachusetts 3.0 No On Campus
Auburn University Applied Behavior Analysis, MS Auburn Alabama 3.0 No On Campus
Augustana University MEd in Special Education — Applied Behavior Analysis Sioux Falls South Dakota 3.0 No Online
Ball State University Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis Muncie Indiana 2.8 No Online
Bay Path University MS or EdS in Applied Behavior Analysis Longmeadow Massachusetts 3.0 preferred No Online
Baylor University MA in Educational Psychology – ABA Waco Texas Unspecified Yes On Campus
Baylor University MSEd in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in ABA Waco Texas Unspecified Yes On Campus
Bowling Green State University MEd in Special Education, Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis Bowling Green Ohio Unspecified Yes or Other Tests Online
Brigham Young University Special Education MS Provo Utah Unspecified Yes On Campus
Cairn University MS in Special Education in ABA Langhorne Pennsylvania 3.0 No Online
Cairn University MA degree in ABA Langhorne Pennsylvania 3.0 No Online
Caldwell University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and Post MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Caldwell New Jersey 3.3 No On Campus
California State University Fresno Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis Fresno California 3.0 No On Campus
California State University Los Angeles Master of Counseling Applied Behavior Analysis Option Los Angeles California 2.8 No On Campus
California State University Northridge MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Northridge California 3.0 No On Campus
California State University Sacramento MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Sacramento California 2.5, 3.0 preferred No On Campus
California State University Stanislaus MA in Psychology Behavior Analysis Concentration Turlock California 3.0 No On Campus
California University Of Pennsylvania MEd Applied Behavior Analysis California Pennsylvania 2.8 No Online
Cambridge College Autism/Applied Behavior Analysis Program (MEd) Boston Massachusetts 3.0 No Hybrid
Cambridge College California MEd, Autism/Behavior Analyst Rancho Cucamonga California 3.0 No Hybrid
Capella University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Minneapolis Minnesota Unspecified No Online
Chicago School of Professional Psychology MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Los Angeles California Unspecified No Hybrid
Chicago School of Professional Psychology MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Washington District of Columbia Unspecified No Hybrid
Chicago School of Professional Psychology MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Washington District of Columbia 3.0 No Hybrid
Chicago School of Professional Psychology MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Chicago Illinois Unspecified No Online
Chicago School of Professional Psychology MS Applied Behavior Analysis Richardson Texas Unspecified No On Campus or Online
Chicago School of Professional Psychology MA Applied Behavior Analysis Richardson Texas 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Clemson University Special Education, MEd Clemson South Carolina 3.0 Yes if GPA below 3.0 Online
Columbia University Teachers College MA in Applied Behavior Analysis New York New York Unspecified Yes On Campus or Online
Daemen College MS in ABA Amherst New York 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Drake University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Des Moines Iowa 2.5 No On Campus
Drexel University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Philadelphia Pennsylvania 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Duquesne University MSEd Applied Behavior Analysis Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 3.0 No On Campus or Online
East Stroudsburg University MEd in Special Education with Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania 36 credits Unspecified Online
Eastern Kentucky University MS General Psychology – ABA Concentration Richmond Kentucky None Yes unless waived for GPA, master’s Online
Eastern Michigan University Clinical Behavioral MS in Psychology Ypsilanti Michigan Unspecified Yes On Campus
Eastern University MA in Clinical Counseling–ABA concentration St. Davids Pennsylvania 2.8 If GPA below 2.8 On Campus or Online
Elms College MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Chicopee Massachusetts 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Endicott College MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Beverly Massachusetts Unspecified No Hybrid or Online
Florida Institute of Technology Master’s In Organizational Behavior Management Melbourne Florida Unspecified Yes On Campus
Florida Institute of Technology Master’s In Applied Behavior Analysis Orlando Florida Unspecified Yes On Campus
Florida Institute of Technology MA in Behavior Analysis Practice Melbourne Florida Unspecified Unspecified Online
Florida International University MS in Psychology: Major in Behavior Analysis Miami Florida 3.0 Yes Hybrid
Florida State University MS Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis Tallahassee Florida 3.0 Yes or Equivalent On Campus
Francis Marion University MS Degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis Florence South Carolina Unspecified Unspecified On Campus or Online
George Mason University MEd in Special Education, Focus in Applied Behavior Analysis Fairfax Virginia Unspecified Unspecified On Campus or Online
Georgia Southern University – Armstrong MS in Psychology – Behavior Analysis Concentration Savannah Georgia 3.0 Yes On Campus
Georgia State University Applied Behavior Analysis, MS Atlanta Georgia 2.5 No On Campus
Georgian Court University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Lakewood New Jersey Unspecified Unspecified On Campus, Hybrid, or Online
Georgian Court University Master’s in School Psychology Lakewood New Jersey Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
Hofstra University Applied Behavior Analysis MS Hempstead New York 3.0 No Online
Hunter College MS in Applied Behavior Analysis New York New York 3.0 No Hybrid
Jacksonville State University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Jacksonville Alabama None Yes On Campus
James Madison University MA in Psychological Sciences, Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Harrisonburg Virginia Unspecified No On Campus
Kean University Special Education – Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders MA Union New Jersey 3.0 No On Campus
Lehigh University MEd Behavior Analysis Bethlehem Pennsylvania 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Lindenwood University Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis Saint Charles Missouri 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Lipscomb University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Nashville Tennessee Unspecified Unspecified Hybrid or On Campus
Long Island University – Post Campus MA in Behavior Analysis Brookville New York 3.0 Yes On Campus
Manhattanville College Masters of Professional Studies in ABA Purchase New York 3.0 Yes On Campus or Online
Marian University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Indianapolis Indiana Unspecified Unspecified Online
Marquette University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Milwaukee Wisconsin 3.0 No On Campus
Mary Baldwin University MS in ABA Staunton Virginia Unspecified Unspecified On Campus or Online
McNeese State University Master’s in Psychology with Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration Lake Charles Louisiana 2.5 undergraduate or 2.75 graduate Yes On Campus or Online
Mercyhurst University MS in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration Erie Pennsylvania 3.0 preferred No Hybrid
Michigan State University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis East Lansing Michigan Unspecified No Hybrid
Michigan State University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders East Lansing Michigan 3.0 No Online
Mississippi State University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Mississippi State Mississippi Unspecified No On Campus
Monmouth University MSED: Special Education – Autism/ABA West Long Branch New Jersey 3.0 No Online
Montana State University Billings MS Special Education Advanced Studies ABA Emphasis Billings Montana None Yes unless waived for 3.0 GPA Online
Mount St. Mary’s University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Emmitsburg Maryland 3.0 No Hybrid
National Louis University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Chicago Illinois 3.0 No Hybrid
National University MS Degree in ABA La Jolla California Unspecified Unspecified On Campus or Online
Nicholls State University Masters of Curriculum and Instruction–High Incidence Disabilities with Applied Behavior Analysis option Thibodaux Louisiana Unspecified Yes On Campus or Online
Northcentral University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis San Diego California Unspecified Unspecified Online
Northeastern University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Boston Massachusetts 3.0 No Online
Northern Illinois University MSEd in Special Education, Specialization in Behavior Analysis DeKalb Illinois 3.0 Unspecified Unspecified
Northern Kentucky University MA in Education – Teacher as Leader, Concentration in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis Highland Heights Kentucky None Yes unless waived for GPA, master’s Online
Northern Michigan University Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis Marquette Michigan 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Nova Southeastern University Master of Human Services in Child Protection with Concentration in Advocating for the Child as a Behavior Analyst Ft. Lauderdale Florida 3.0 No Online
Nova Southeastern University MS in Developmental Disabilities Ft. Lauderdale Florida 3.0 No Online
Nova Southeastern University MS in Counseling with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Ft. Lauderdale Florida 3.0 No Online
Oakland University MEd in Special Education Rochester Michigan 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Oklahoma State University MS in Teaching, Learning and Leadership Stillwater Oklahoma Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
Oregon Institute of Technology MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Klamath Falls Oregon Unspecified Unspecified On Campus or Online
Ouachita Baptist University Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis Arkadelphia Arkansas 3.0 No Online
Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Middletown Pennsylvania 3.0 No, but typically needed to qualify for assistantships or scholarships On Campus
Pepperdine University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Los Angeles California 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Pittsburg State University MS in Psychology with emphasis in Behavior Analysis Pittsburg Kansas Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
Portland State University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Portland Oregon 3.0 No Online
Purdue University MSEd in Applied Behavior Analysis West Lafayette Indiana Unspecified Unspecified On Campus or Online
Purdue University Global MS in Psychology – Applied Behavior Analysis West Lafayette Indiana 2.5 No Online
Queens College MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Queens New York 3.0 Yes On Campus or Online
Regis College MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Weston Massachusetts 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Rider University MA in Applied Psychology: ABA Lawrenceville New Jersey Unspecified No Hybrid or Online
Rollins College MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science Winter Park Florida Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
Rowan University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Glassboro New Jersey Unspecified Unspecified Hybrid
Russell Sage College MS in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Troy New York Unspecified No Online
Rutgers University Master of Applied Behavior Analysis Piscataway New Jersey 3.0 No On Campus
Rutgers University Master of Applied Psychology Piscataway New Jersey Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
Rutgers University Masters in Special Education Piscataway New Jersey Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
Saint Joseph’s University Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) MS Philadelphia Pennsylvania Unspecified Unspecified Online
Saint Louis University Applied Behavior Analysis, MS St. Louis Missouri 3.0 No On Campus
Salem State University MS in Behavior Analysis Salem Massachusetts Unspecified Yes Hybrid
Salve Regina University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Newport Rhode Island Unspecified No On Campus
Sam Houston State University MA in Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism Huntsville Texas 2.5 No Hybrid
San Diego State University MEd degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism San Diego California Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
Seton Hall University MA in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis Track South Orange New Jersey 3.0 No On Campus
Seton Hall University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis South Orange New Jersey 3.0 No On Campus
Shenandoah University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Winchester Virginia Unspecified No Online
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MS or EdS in Behavior Analysis Boston Massachusetts None No On Campus or Online
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania MEd in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis Slippery Rock Pennsylvania Unspecified No Online
Southeast Missouri State University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Cape Girardeau Missouri 3.3 No Online
Southern Connecticut State University Master’s Degree in Special Education: Concentration in ABA New Haven Connecticut Unspecified No On Campus
Southern Illinois University Carbondale MS in Behavior Analysis and Therapy Carbondale Illinois 2.7 No On Campus or Online
St. Cloud State University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis St. Cloud Minnesota Unspecified Unspecified On Campus or Online
St. Edwards University MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis Austin Texas Unspecified No Online
State University of New York College at New Paltz MS in Behavior Analysis and Interdisciplinary Autism Studies New Paltz New York 3.0 No On Campus
SUNY Empire State College MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Saratoga Springs New York Unspecified No Online
Temple University Applied Behavior Analysis MSEd Philadelphia Pennsylvania 3.0 No On Campus
Texas A&M University MEd in Special Education with Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate College Station Texas 3.0 recommended No Online
Texas State University MEd degree with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis San Marcos Texas 2.8 No On Campus
Texas Tech University Applied Behavior Analysis – MEd Lubbock Texas Unspecified No Online
The Ohio State University MA in Educational Studies, Special Education – Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization Columbus Ohio Unspecified No Online
Touro College MS in Applied Behavior Analysis New York New York 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Touro University California MEd with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis Vallejo California 2.5 No On Campus
Trinity Christian College MA in Special Education, Behavior Intervention Specialist Palo Heights Illinois 3.0 No Hybrid
Troy University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Troy Alabama Unspecified Unspecified Hybrid
University of Alabama in Huntsville MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Huntsville Alabama 3.0 No Online
University of Alaska Anchorage MS in Clinical Psychology Degree (Behavior Analysis Track) Anchorage Alaska 3.0 No On Campus
University of California, Riverside MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis Riverside California 3.0 No On Campus
University of Central Missouri MS Behavior Analysis Warrensburg Missouri Unspecified No Online
University of Cincinnati Masters in Foundations in Behavior Analysis Cincinnati Ohio 3.0 No Online
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Master of Applied Behavior Analysis Dayton Ohio Unspecified No Online
University of Denver MA in Early Childhood Special Education Denver Colorado 2.5 No On Campus or Online
University of Georgia MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Athens Georgia 3.0 No On Campus
University of Houston – Victoria MEd in Special Education Applied Behavior Analysis Victoria Texas Unspecified Unspecified Online
University of Houston Clear Lake Behavior Analysis MA Houston Texas Unspecified No Online
University of Kansas Applied Behavioral Science MA Lawrence Kansas None No On Campus or Online
University of Kentucky MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Lexington Kentucky 3.0 undergraduate or 3.25 graduate No Hybrid
University of Louisville MEd in Special Education with a Concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Applied Behavior Analysis Louisville Kentucky 2.75 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate No On Campus or Online
University of Maryland Baltimore County MA in Human Services Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Baltimore Maryland Unspecified No On Campus
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth MA in Psychology with an Applied Behavior Analysis North Dartmouth Massachusetts 3.0 No Hybrid
University of Massachusetts Global MA in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis Irvine California 3.0 or meet requirements for exception No Online
University of Massachusetts Lowell MS in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism Studies Lowell Massachusetts 3.0 No Hybrid
University of Memphis MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Memphis Tennessee Unspecified Unspecified Hybrid
University of Miami Master’s in Psychology with Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis Coral Gables Florida 3.2 No On Campus
University of Michigan – Dearborn MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Dearborn Michigan 3.0 No On Campus
University of Minnesota MA in Special Education with an emphasis in ABA Minneapolis Minnesota Unspecified Yes On Campus
University of Mississippi MEd in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis Oxford Mississippi 3.0 Yes or other
University of Missouri Columbia Master’s in ABA Columbia Missouri 3.0 No On Campus
University of Missouri St. Louis MS in Applied Behavior Analysis St. Louis Missouri 2.8 No Online
University of Nebraska MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Omaha Nebraska Unspecified Yes On Campus or Online
University of Nevada Las Vegas MEd in Special Education Subplan Applied Behavior Analysis Las Vegas Nevada 2.8 No On Campus
University of Nevada, Reno MS Behavior Analysis Reno Nevada Unspecified Yes On Campus
University of Nevada, Reno MS in Psychology, Behavior Analysis Specialization – Satellite Program Reno Nevada 2.8 Yes Online
University of Nevada, Reno Master of Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis Reno Nevada Unspecified Passing Praxis Scores On Campus or Online
University of North Carolina Charlotte MEd in Special Education and Child Development with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Charlotte North Carolina Unspecified Unspecified Online
University of North Carolina Wilmington MA in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration Wilmington North Carolina 3.0 in psychology courses Yes On Campus
University of North Dakota MS in Special Education Grand Forks North Dakota 2.8 No Online
University of North Florida MEd in Special Education with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Jacksonville Florida Unspecified No On Campus or Online
University of North Texas MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Denton Texas 3.0 No Online
University of Rochester MS in Applied Behavior Analysis and Human Development Rochester New York Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
University of Saint Joseph Applied Behavior Analysis, MS West Hartford Connecticut 3.0 No On Campus
University of Scranton Applied Behavior Analysis MS Scranton Pennsylvania 3.0 If GPA below 3.0 Online
University of South Carolina Applied Behavior Analysis, MEd Columbia South Carolina Unspecified Yes or MAT Hybrid
University of South Florida Applied Behavior Analysis MS Tampa Florida Unspecified Yes On Campus
University of South Florida MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Tampa Florida Unspecified Yes Online
University of Southern California MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Los Angeles California Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
University of Southern Maine Educational Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration, MS Gorham Maine No No On Campus or Online
University of Tennessee Teacher Education, MS, Applied Behavior Analysis Knoxville Tennessee Unspecified Unspecified On Campus
University of Texas Austin MEd in Early Childhood Special Education Austin Texas 3.0 Yes On Campus or Online
University of Texas Austin MEd Concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Austin Texas 3.0 Yes On Campus or Online
University of Texas San Antonio MS in Behavior Analysis San Antonio Texas Unspecified No On Campus or Online
University of the Pacific Master’s in Behavioral Psychology Stockton California 3.0 No On Campus
University of Utah MEd BCBA Salt Lake City Utah 3.0 Unspecified On Campus or Online
University of Virginia MEd Degree in Curriculum, Applied Behavior Analysis Charlottesville Virginia Unspecified Yes Online
University of Washington Applied Behavior Analysis MEd Seattle Washington Unspecified No On Campus or Online
University of West Florida Exceptional Student Education, MA, with Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization Pensacola Florida Unspecified Unspecified Online
Utah State University MS with BCBA Coursework Logan Utah 3.0 No Hybrid
Utah Valley University MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis Orem Utah 3.0 No Hybrid
Vanderbilt University Special Education MEd – Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization Nashville Tennessee Unspecified Yes Online
Walden University MS in Psychology Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) specialization Minneapolis Minnesota No No Online
Wayne State University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Detroit Michigan 2.8 No Online
Western Connecticut State University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Danbury Connecticut 2.8 No Online
Western Michigan University MA in Behavior Analysis Kalamazoo Michigan 3.0 No On Campus
Western New England University MS in Applied Behavior Analysis Springfield Massachusetts 3.0 Yes On Campus
Westfield State University MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Westfield Massachusetts 3.0 No On Campus or Online
Whitworth University Applied Behavior Analysis, MA Spokane Washington 3.0 Yes Hybrid
Wichita State University MEd in Special Education with Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Wichita Kansas 3.0 or meet GRE requirements No On Campus or Online
William James College MA in Applied Behavior Analysis Newton Massachusetts 3.0 expected No On Campus or Online
York College of Pennsylvania Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis York Pennsylvania Unspecified Unspecified Online
Youngstown State University Master in Applied Behavior Analysis Youngstown Ohio Unspecified Unspecified On Campus