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Capella University's online Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis program prepares you to increase your impact with children and adults who have behavioral disorders.

Courses are taught by faculty with top academic credentials, deep experience as practitioners, and Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) certifications. The program combines advanced psychology coursework with foundational knowledge of the field's major competency areas. The specialization courses in Capella's Master of Science in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis specialization are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

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Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella, you'll learn to apply research-based theories and findings from the applied behavior analysis field to the experimental evaluation of interventions and treatment designs. You'll also learn to communicate concepts and principles of behavior analysis, including definitions and characteristics, using the professional standards of applied behavior analysis. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online program in applied behavior analysis include applied behavior analysis instructor, applied behavior analysis therapist, behavior analyst or behavior specialist. Potential workplaces include hospital, clinic, medical center, residential programs (group home, foster home, institutional) or organization behavior management (business and industry).