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Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based approach to changing behavior. Rider University’s graduate program in ABA is designed for students looking to become Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBA®). BCBAs® use behavior analytic assessment and interventions to produce meaningful and socially significant changes in behavior in community, home, educational and work settings.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. Hybrid course options are available.
- Students can take one course at a time in a seven-week format
- Online-hybrid (OLH) classes meet once per week
- Students can choose to attend in person or via Zoom
Where will a Rider education lead you? Read the stories of our current students and alumni to discover how they use their master's degree in Applied Psychology to help others build positive behaviors.
As the employee or member of a University partner organization, you may qualify for discounted tuition on Rider's industry-aligned degree and certificate programs.
Select your organization's name to learn more about the educational benefits available to you.
Accelerate your master’s degree
Our undergraduate accelerated option makes it possible to earn both your bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in just 5 years.
Students pursuing the accelerated option work closely with an academic advisor to develop a personal education plan for completing their degrees. Contact your faculty advisor to learn more about this accelerated learning opportunity.
Applied Psychology (M.A.) (ABA)
Program Coordinator, Master’s in Applied Psychology (MAP), Applied Behavior Analysis
Department of Psychology
Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center
fperrinengl [at] rider.edu
Academic Focus: Applied Behavior Analysis