Online MS in Behavior Analysis

Program Overview

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons, the online Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program from Simmons University, prepares students to earn their behavior analyst certification and make a difference in clients’ lives.

The program can be completed in as few as 23 months and includes online classes, a rigorous Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)-verified curriculum, and extensive experience in the field.

87% BCBA®
Exam Pass Rate
Simmons' on-campus program graduates boast an average BCBA® examination pass rate of 87%, compared to the national average of 63%. The online and on-campus programs' curricula are equal in rigor and leverage the same faculty.1

Mentoring and Supervision-Focused Curriculum

8
Core Courses
2
Mentoring and Supervision Courses
2,000
Hours of Supervised Fieldwork
42
Total Credits

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the field of applied behavior analysis. The curriculum focuses on contemporary research and the full range of applications of behavior analytic principles, including the contexts of:

  • special education
  • behavioral medicine
  • organizational behavior management
  • instructional design
  • animal training

The curriculum includes both individual and group mentoring that takes place face to face on the virtual platform with Simmons faculty, as well as supervised practice at field sites near students’ communities. Together, these two experiences ensure that students gain the support, real-life experience, and individual feedback they need to become effective practitioners.

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1 Source: Burning Glass Technologies. burning-glass.com. 2019. Return to footnote reference