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master's applied behavior analysis online

Now accepting applications for the Summer/Fall 2017 cohort

Program Description:

The Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at Southeast Missouri State University is an online graduate degree that prepares students to become practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) who work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. This 42-credit graduate program includes 24 credit hours of course work and 18 credit hours of Intensive University Practicum (minimum of 750 clock hours). Our courses have been designed to meet the Fourth Edition Task List ii,iii issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®(BACB®). The program can be completed in 2 years iv, with students taking 6-7 credit hours each semester for 6 semesters (including summer). Most of the content courses are completed in the first year, which allows students to complete their fieldwork in their second year.


Why choose Southeast?

Quality. Flexibility. Affordability. Support.

The online format allows students the flexibility to complete a rigorous course of study while working around their other obligations. This program offers real-time distance supervision in the format of an Intensive University Practicum. Students work with their Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®)supervisor to select a University-Approved practicum site during the semester before their first practicum course, and then during their practicum, they meet with their BCBA supervisor 2-3 times per week for real-time client observations, 1:1 feedback sessions, and group supervision meetings.Students will have regular contact with their advisors by phone, email, and video conferencing to ensure that they feel supported during the program. Southeast will also provide students with access to online study modules and other tools to help prepare them to pass the BCBA Exam.Essentially, students can get everything that they need at Southeast Online to prepare them for their future careers as behavior analysts!

Admission Requirements:

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA
  • Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree from a regionally accredited college or university

How To Apply:

For information about how to apply, please refer to page three of the ABA Informational Flyer

More Information:

Contact Dr. Jamie Severtson, BCBA-D, LBA ( or 573-651-2122) for more
information about applying to the Master’s of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis program.