Simmons University

College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Behavior Analysis (MS Or EdS)


300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 02115

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS or EdS in Behavior Analysis

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our Behavior Analysis program prepares students for leadership roles in the implementation, evaluation and administration of applied behavioral analytic principles and methods. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes contemporary research and the fusion of applied behavior analysis with other scientific fields.

While many students in our Behavior Analysis programs are drawn from the fields of education and special education, the potential applications for this degree vary widely. Our alumni go on to satisfying careers in diverse fields such as behavioral medicine, organizational behavior management, instructional design and animal training.

Our evening class schedule allows students to continue working full-time in a related field throughout the program. The Simmons course sequence in Behavior Analysis is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™ and meets the coursework requirements for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst™ (BCBA) examination. Simmons on-campus program graduates achieved an average first-time pass rate of 83% on the BCBA® exam in 2017, as compared to the average of 65%. Additionally, our program is accredited by the Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board ("BAAB") of the Association for Behavior Analysis International ("ABAI").



International Student Requirements:

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. The exam will be waived if the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Officially translated and evaluated transcripts are required if not originally written in English. Only transcripts translated and evaluated by authorized organizations are accepted. Simmons College prefers either World Education Services ( or the Center for Educational Documentation ( International students must demonstrate that they have sufficient funds available to meet all the travel, living, and educational expenses for graduate study in the United States. This information must be provided if you are admitted to a graduate program at Simmons College.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1,055 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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