Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Build professional skills that fit your career goals

You can bring positive change to the lives of people with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual disabilities. The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed to help patients of all ages better understand their behavior, improve social skills and discover their highest potential. Build fundamental skills and grow your expertise in one of three specializations.

Program specializations

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Why choose Capella?

Scholar-practitioner faculty

Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.

Professionally aligned curriculum

Our courses are developed around nationally recognized standards, with curriculum that’s professionally aligned to help you achieve your goals.

A direct path to your doctorate

Some coursework may meet doctoral course prerequisites for PhD and PsyD programs and can simplify your path to doctoral study.

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MS

MS in Clinical Psychology

Deepen your knowledge of human behavior through the scientific study of mental disorders, standardized assessments, and exposure to the theories of psychotherapy.  

MS

MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Empower your clients to overcome challenges as you gain advanced professional skills by applying counseling theories and research to contemporary clinical practice.

PHD

Doctor of Philosophy in Behavior Analysis

Develop the necessary skills to help you earn the Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral designation on your credentials for use in private practice, educational and corporate environments.

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