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Autism Spectrum Disorder
Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

Make a difference in the lives of children and adults, helping them understand their behavior with an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorder specialization from Capella University. You’ll have access to courses that teach how to help individuals and their families better communicate with each other, improve social skills and discover their highest potential. This program is designed to prepare you to bring positive change in home, clinical, community and agency settings.

Coursework includes conducting behavioral and skills assessments, developing intervention and support plans, collecting and analyzing data, and supervising and managing.

Meet BACB eligibility

Study with confidence in a robust program that meets the educational requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.

BCBA exam prep

Prepare to enter the field with built-in exam preparation software that helps you assess the skills and knowledge you’ve gained in your program.

Hone critical skills

Develop applied behavior analysis skills to address socially significant issues in behavior and learning.

Classes start December 5

Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 10 Core courses
  • 2 Specialization courses
  • 60 Total credits, no transfer (0 max transfer)

Reduce your tuition by $2,500*

*Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a Capella Progress Reward, a $2,500 scholarship to help fund your master’s degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

Earning an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorder specialization from Capella University can help prepare you to reach both your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorder specialization.

Job titles to explore*

  • Board certified behavior analyst
  • Program manager
  • Behavior analyst
  • Program director
  • ABA clinical supervisor

Employment settings to explore

  • Health care and social assistance
  • Other services (except public administration)
  • Educational services

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

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