Why choose Regis for your online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis?

Meets requirements to write BCBA® exam


Apply with no GRE


Graduate in as few as 20 months


Certificate options available

Online Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Regis College is pleased to offer our Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) degree online, with curriculum designed for students to fulfill course requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) certification exam (5th edition standards). Fashioned after our highly successful on-campus ABA program, it has been designed to teach students the techniques and treatment approaches needed to analyze and improve behavior barriers. ABA treatment and intervention plans will ultimately help to improve the lives of individuals and their families.

As a behavior analyst, you have a variety of career options. Behavior analysts may work as independent clinicians providing behavioral services, as a part of an interdisciplinary clinical team, researchers, or supervising others, such as BCaBAs® or RBTs® implementing behavior interventions. Common work settings include residential and outpatient treatment facilities, schools, child care centers and hospitals.

Our online Applied Behavior Analysis programs are designed to be interactive, flexible, and thorough covering topics such as concepts and principles of ABA, treatment evaluations, behavior assessments, and more. We combine research and hands-on experience to educate students starting out or seeking advancement in the field.


Min. Length: 20 Months
Total Credits: 39

Application Deadlines:

Fall: July 19, 2021

Upcoming Start Dates:

Fall: August 30, 2021

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ABA Blog

View articles and other resources related to the program and the Applied Behavior Analysis industry.

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ABA Podcast

The “ABA Inside Track” podcast is about applied behavior analysis and recent research in the field. Co-hosted by Regis ABA faculty.

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ABA Program Options

The Master’s program is for students from a wide variety of backgrounds with a bachelor’s degree from any accredited institution. Completion of this program ensures you meet course requirements to sit for the BCBA® certification exam.

In addition to our Master’s program, we offer one certificate option for students who already hold a master’s degree but still need to complete the courses required to sit for BCBA® certification exam.

1Applicants with any master’s degree that falls outside a master’s in ABA, psychology, or education, (even minor deviations like MS in Counseling Psychology or MA in Educational Leadership) must provide written confirmation from the BACB that their degree will be considered acceptable. Applicants will need to complete a field of study evaluation by the BACB prior to applying to or matriculating in the certificate program.

2ABA 640 Concepts and Principles I Intro to ABA, ABA 642 Concepts and Principles II Experimental ABA, ABA 644 Treatment Evaluation, ABA 652 Behavior Assessment, ABA 654 Behavior Intervention, ABA 656 Ethical Practice in ABA, and ABA 662 ABA Training and Supervision.

Ways to save on your tuition


Employee Discounts

Regis Partner Employees can receive a discount on their tuition. Find out if your employer is a partner.

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Federal & Military Discounts

Federal government employees as well as active and reserve military and veterans are eligible for a 15% discount on tuition. Find out more.

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Alumni Discounts

Regis Alumni who have received a previous degree from Regis are eligible for a 10% discount on tuition. Speak to an advisor for more information.

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Financial Aid

We are here to support you through the process. Speak to an advisor to learn more.

Regis discounts cannot be combined with any other discount or scholarship offered by Regis. Some exceptions may apply.


Regis College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.)

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.


Behavior Analysts are in demand

Demand for BCBA/BCBA-D® certified professionals increased by approximately 800% from 2010 to 2017, with increases seen in nearly every state.* Most recently, the federal government signed the Autism Care Act in 2019**, which includes $1.8 billion in funding. The influx of new attention and funding will likely increase research efforts and support through ABA treatment and services.



Regis Autism Center

The Regis College campus is home to the Autism Center that works in collaboration with the Regis Children’s Center. The Regis Autism Center provides Applied Behavior Analysis services for young children focused on integration with their peers in the Children’s Center. All behavior therapists working at the Autism Center are current graduate students in the Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program.

ABA Podcast: Leading Perspectives from Regis Faculty

If you are interested in learning more about ABA, check out the ABA Inside Track podcast (also available on most streaming platforms). It is co-hosted by the Regis on-campus program director and assistant professor, Jacquelyn MacDonald and Regis faculty member, Dr. Diana Parry-Cruwys. The podcast provides lively conversations between three board-certified behavior analysts® on emerging topics in the industry and the research advancing the field.

Meet Our Faculty

Regis offers a 10% discount to our organizational partners. Find out if you qualify.

About Regis

As a leader in education, Regis is dedicated to offering programs with a holistic view of health services that are designed for the future of the field. Through cutting-edge coursework, industry-active faculty members, and an array of majors and graduate programs, Regis has been able to positively impact the educational community, health services landscape, and personal lives of students nationwide.

When you choose Regis, you join a closely knit community with big university benefits. As a Regis student, you can build a solid foundation, lasting professional connections, and the specialized expertise to expand your skills and perspectives. Prepare to enter the workplace confidently with an education of the highest standard.

Let’s move forward.

Wherever you are in your career and wherever you want to be, look to Regis for a direct path, no matter your education level. Fill out the form to learn more about our program options or get started on your application today.