William James College

William James College

MA in Applied Behavior Analysis


One Wells Avenue

Newton, MA 02132

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a 1-year pogram designed for working professionals.  All ABA courses are offered in the early evenings.  This program is geared to students who currently work or want to work in education, mental health, clinical, and other human-service settings, particularly with children, teens, and adults with autism and developmental disabilities..

The coursework will provide students with a foundation in the philosophy of behaviorism, the principles of learning theory, and behavior-analytic research methods. Over the course of the year, students will also be exposed to current and best practices in behavioral assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Consistent with the experiential model of the William James College, students will complete a hands-on practicum during each of their first two semesters and an internship during each of their final summer sessions. This direct, hands-on experience in applied behavior analytic settings will provide students with the link between coursework and real-world applications. 

Upon completion of the program requirements, students will meet the minimum licensure coursework and fieldwork standards set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to take the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Contingent on passing the BCBA exam, students will also meet the requirements to become a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in Massachusetts.

The MA in Applied Behavior Analysis at William James College has a reduced tuition rate compared to our other graduate programs. Financial Aid is also available.  Learn more on our website or attend an upcoming webinar.


NEASC Approved, The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc has approved the William James College Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 32

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 880 USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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