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With a master's degree in applied behavior analysis, you will improve the lives of those with psychological neurodevelopmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Demand for certified experts is increasing at a fast pace, whether in a therapy setting or research. You can graduate with confidence, knowing that you made a smart investment.

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Learn the skills of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst online, when and where it's convenient for you. Our courses are 100% online.

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In your second year, you'll work first-hand with clients with the support of your BCBA supervisor along the way. Plus, our award-winning advisors and Career Services team is here to work with you.

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  • Finish in 6 semesters
  • Meets Behavior Analyst Certification Standards
  • Your own BCBA Faculty Supervisor 
  • Undergrad option for accelerated master's program
  • Courses reviewed with Quality Matters
  • Cohort model
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We let our graduates do the talking...

"It was easier and more convenient because everything was online. I really like how Southeast offered the supervision for my practicum as part of the curriculum. It has better prepared me to take the state exam."Laura Stroud, '17, Applied Behavior Analysis

Our Alumni Go Places.

Below are just a few examples of the companies who hire graduates from the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State.

  • AB Spectrum
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • BJC HealthCare
  • Bootheel Counseling Services
  • Coastal Orthopedics
  • Cardinal Glennon
  • Community Counseling Center
  • Jumpstart Autism Center
  • Kedrion Biopharma
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • New Vision Counseling
  • Saint Francis Healthcare System
  • School Districts Across the Country
  • SoutheastHEALTH
  • SSM Health
  • Thrive Autism Solutions
  • Walt Disney World

When you enter our M.A. in applied behavior analysis program, you'll gain insight into the history, research, practice, and ethics of behavior analysis. After you’ve completed the 24 online credit hours, you’ll begin a practicum at the site of your choosing under the guidance of your BCBA supervisor. This program is designed to meet the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s Fifth Edition Task List, so you’ll be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst upon graduation.

  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale 
    completion of two 3-credit hour graduate level courses with a B or higher 
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent including professional goals and objectives 
  • Applicants must identify a potential site to obtain supervised experience

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  • AB 532 Methods for Studying the Behavior of Individuals.
    Learn the basics of conducting research in the field with both single case and behavior analytic research methods. (3)
  • AB 601 Conceptual Topics in Behavior Analysis.
    Explore the writings of B.F. Skinner and the foundations of radical behaviorism while analyzing issues of broad scientific, philosophic, and social significance. (3)
  • AB 603 Ethics, Disciplinary Systems, and Professionalism in Applied Behavior Analysis.
    Dive into the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts and learn to resolve ethical dilemmas while maintaining professionalism in the workplace. (3)

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  • Our faculty are committed to the growth of psychology through research, publications, and presentations. Dr. Eric Billington is a licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the ABA practicum advisor. He has written numerous publications and given many industry-related presentations, so you're learning from industry experts.

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