Special Education Advanced Studies: Applied Behavior Analysis Program
There are only 20 other institutions worldwide who have accredited Master's degrees by the Association for Behavior Analysis International, and now we are the 21st university to join the list.
Offered fully online to provide flexibility at a distance.
Our ABA program has an ABAI Verified Course Sequence, our Practicum is approved by the BACB, and the College of Education is CAEP accredited.
Affordable tuition from a state university and the WICHE program offers discounted tuition to students from Western Member States and Territories.
Our students have a high rate of employment or job promotions after graduation.
Coursework and Internships prepare you to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Exam.
According to career outcomes surveys for MSU Billings Special Education Advanced master’s graduates, 96% are employed in their field within 9 months of graduation, and recent graduates report an average salary of $68,000.
|Transcripts (all graduate and undergraduate)||Yes|
|Standardized Exam (e.g. GRE)||Waived if GPA 3.0+|
|Admission Essay/Letter of Interest||Yes|
|Letters of Reference||Two|
**The priority application deadline for the fall cohort is the second Monday in April, please apply early as this program may go into wait-list status.**
The BCBA (non-degree track) is designed for students who already have a master’s or
doctoral degree and plan to become BCBA certified.
BCBA Non-Degree Plan of Study
More information on Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis (BCBA)
Careers: What can you do with a degree in ABA?
Is the study of Applied Behavior Analysis right for me?
Quality of Life:
If you're interested in helping people achieve a well-balanced lifestyle to the maximum extent possible, then ABA is for you.
Science and Art:
If you want to learn how to use techniques grounded in behavioral principles such as positive reinforcement and precision teaching, ABA is for you.
Montana State University Billings provides a University experience characterized by:
The mission of the SPED/ABA program at Montana State University Billings is congruent with the College of Education, which is dedicated to:
Objectives for the MSUB SPED Graduate Advanced Studies ABA program are to:
Montana State University has been identified as having one of the best online ABA degree programs in our recent ranking. The ranking considered student-to-faculty ratio, tuition, and BCaBA exam pass rate.