Special Education Advanced Studies: Applied Behavior Analysis Program
My goal was to pursue a master's degree in ABA from an accredited university. I discovered the MSUB-ABA program, which is both accredited and completely online, enabling me to balance my full-time work and studies simultaneously.
During my time at MSUB, the curriculum covered various topics such as working with vulnerable populations like children with autism and delving into the complexities of ethical codes. The valuable skills I gained through the program have aided me in becoming a more empathetic behavior analyst and a better supervisor for both my clients and supervisees.
After completing my studies at MSUB, I was equipped with the necessary tools and support to apply to doctoral programs and I am now in a PhD ABA program. I highly recommend this program to future applicants looking to become BCBAs. This program was great at allowing me to balance work and academics. The faculty were incredibly helpful and motivated for the individual success of their students. The professors I learned from were very helpful when I needed extra support and readily met with me via Zoom.
When looking at graduate programs for applied behavior analysis, MSUB stood out because it offered completely online classes without set meeting times. This was very important to me, since I worked full time at an ABA clinic and needed a program that was flexible. I’ve passed the BCBA and LBA exams and began working as a BCBA at a private clinic. I believe that this program, specifically the thesis portion, fully prepared me for the BCBA exam and my career as a BCBA. Having the opportunity to pick a thesis topic that I was passionate about allowed me to apply all the ABA knowledge I had learned in a functional, meaningful way. I have recommended this program to all the RBTs at my company that show an interest in becoming a BCBA.
Montana State University has been identified as having one of the best online ABA degree programs in our recent ranking. The ranking considered student-to-faculty ratio, tuition, and BCaBA exam pass rate.