Montana State University - Billings

College of Education

Applied Behavior Analysis



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science Special Education Advanced Studies Option

Format: Online

Program Description:

Our ABA classes fit in to the Master of Science in Special Education (MSSE) Advanced Studies, Internship option. BCBA eligibility is based on having a master’s degree in education, psychology, or a similar field of study. If you already have a Master's degree you can just elect to take BCBA required courses and supervision. In order to qualify for the professional BCBA exam, you need three things: (a) complete a master’s degree, (b) successfully pass 5 required courses in the BCBA plan of study, and (c) meet supervision requirements for experience. Experience can be earned through the MSU-B university practicum (15 credits of SPED 590 Internship in ABA taken over 3 semesters), or 1,500 documented hours of direct supervision from a board certified behavior analyst who works with you on your job. If you don’t have a BCBA where you are employed, the MSU-B internship is the best option. Applied Behavior Analysis The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the course sequence at MSU Billings as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst Examination® and Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.


National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 3200 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 6400 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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