M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Program Overview

The online Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed for graduate students seeking to increase their knowledge and expertise in the field of applied behavior analysis; professionals preparing to work with individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and behavior challenges; as well as those who intend to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analysis exam.

The program prepares professionals for a variety of occupations in education, business and health care. Applied behavior analysis expertise is valued in fields such as counseling and social work, speech pathology, teaching, behavioral consulting, therapy, and program management. Board certified behavior analysts work as teachers, school district behavior or autism specialists, ABA therapists, ABA program supervisors and business owners, researchers, and consultants for schools, businesses, and state or community agencies.

Admission Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Current Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • 500-word Personal Statement (1-2 pages) Why are you interested in obtaining a graduate degree? What are your long-term goals and how will a graduate degree help you achieve your goals?

    *Unofficial transcripts, resume, letters of recommendation and essay can be submitted as part of the online application. 

For International Students:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. International transcripts must be evaluated by NACES (i.e. WES) on a course by course basis.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if necessary)


For additional program information, contact:

Karen Fasanella, Ed.D.
Education Department Chair
(973) 290-4377

Note: Until further notice, this program is not accepting new students.