Graduate opportunities

The Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas is a professional practice degree program designed to be completed in one year, completely online, with all courses conveniently offered every semester. It provides the knowledge base for effective and compassionate practice in behavior analysis and meets the coursework specifications for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.

Our curriculum focuses on the following areas:

  • Foundational and conceptual knowledge about the science of behavior analysis, behavioral principles, and the procedures derived from these principles leading students to flexibly and compassionately apply this knowledge to teach meaningful skills
  • A comprehensive understanding of meaningful assessment of environmental context, skills and problems
  • Rationales for observable and socially valid interventions that are based on experimental proofs of effectiveness and single-subject research
  • Culturally responsive decision-making and ethical behavior in the context of a rapidly diversifying practice
  • Behavioral practices in autism and evidence-based staff training

All courses are entirely online and available to you at all times during each semester. There are no required class meetings. This degree is designed to be completed in one year if you’re a full-time student; however, part-time pacing also is available. All courses are offered each semester, including summer sessions. You may begin the program any semester.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) has verified that these courses provide you with the coursework requirements to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. You will need to meet additional requirements to be eligible to take the examination. In particular, supervision hours must be acquired separately and are not offered as part of the Applied Behavior Analysis degree.

A career in Applied Behavior Analysis provides you with opportunities in a variety of fields, including working with:

  • Children with autism
  • Employees in large corporations or governmental organizations
  • Patients in health care institutions
  • People with developmental or intellectual disabilities
  • Students in educational settings

Anywhere there are people, there is the opportunity to use behavior analysis to improve their environment and help them reach their full potential.

Outstanding Faculty

Learn more about our diverse faculty and their research areas and interests within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. All of our faculty are well versed in their areas of study and ready and willing to assist you throughout the program.

Attending UNT

You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School® and the following program requirements. The graduate school admission requirements are outlined.

If you’re a dedicated, committed and caring individual who is passionate about working in the field of behavior analysis, you’re exactly who we want to join our degree program. Our application process involves a holistic review and values all of your relevant experiences. The program requirements are:

  • Résumé or curriculum vitae
  • Two professional references
  • Personal statement

Degree requirements

  • 30 hours of courses on scientifically grounded and humanely practiced behavioral interventions

Financial assistance

Information about financial assistance is available.