Capella University

MS - Applied Behavior Analysis


225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor

Minneapolis, MN 55402

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS - Applied Behavior Analysis

Format: Online

Program Description:

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).

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.

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).

Capella Education Company was named one of Forbes magazine’s “100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America” for 2014 (Forbes, 2014).


Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

Eligibility Requirements:

Master's students must have a bachelor's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other

Loans Offered: Capella participates in Federal financial aid programs including the Federal Pell Grant Program and Federal Stafford Loan Program. Capella is also eligible to certify Veterans Educational Benefits and can provide info on other non-federal loan programs.

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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