Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA examines the principles of learning and behavior and explores their effective use in applied settings such as schools, hospitals, mental health settings, and business. Individuals with training in ABA often go into professions where they support the behavioral needs of a variety of individuals.

Specific clients who may utilize ABA services include, but are not limited to:

  • individuals with developmental disabilities,
  • children or adults in school or home settings with behavior difficulties,
  • institutions that serve those in need of behavioral intervention, and
  • businesses seeking the enhancement of productivity through strategic organizational management planning.

A certified ABA degree

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the ABA course sequence in this program as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

The International Behavior Analyst Organization (IBAO)™ has approved the ABA course content in this program as meeting instructional requirements for the Required Educational Objectives, and as such, has designated Mary Baldwin University as an Approved Content Provider (ACP)™ for students seeking the credential of International Behavior Analyst (IBA)™. Applicants will have to meet other requirements to qualify.

Happy graduates

Cost and Financial Aid

MBU’s Office of Financial Aid lists ABA program tuition rates for 2022-23 and is happy to answer any questions.

In addition to support through the Office of Financial Aid, you can transfer up to 84 credit hours from your previous studies. And if you’re a Registered Behavior Technician, you may receive a 10% discount. Talk to an Admissions counselor for more information.

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