Online MA in ABA


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Earn the degree you need to enhance your career with USF’s Online MA in ABA.  For information on admission deadline, courses and program requirements, visit the 2022-2023 USF Academic Catalog.

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The  fully online Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis offers a flexible program that prepares students to meet all fieldwork and academic requirements to become a board certified behavior analyst upon graduation.

Fall admission deadline: June 1
Spring admission deadline: October 15

The master's program consists of:

  • Verified course sequence delivered fully online in only 5 semesters.
  • Classes developed by doctoral level behavior analysts with years of ABA teaching experience.
  • Seven classes you need to sit for the BCBA exam embedded within the MA program**.
  • Practicum Seminars to guide your Concentrated Supervised Fieldwork activities where you will acquire 1,500 hours of supervised experience required by the BACB.
  • Independent research courses to guide you through the process of conducting a literature review and creating a research proposal.
  • No GRE requirements
  • In-state tuition rate for out-of-state students


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*The Online MA in ABA degree does not accept tuition waivers, including State or USF employee waivers. It is a separate program from the on-campus MS in ABA degree at USF.

**Please note our program is designed to ensure that you meet the BACB requirements to sit for the exam. Individual states may have additional requirements (e.g., additional experience hours; supervision by a licensed behavior analysts) that must be met to attain licensure to practice as a behavior analyst. You are responsible for checking on whether our program meets your state's licensing laws for behavior analysts. The Association for Professional Behavior Analysts provides information on licensure and other regulations of ABA practitioners by state at If you require any documentation from our program to meet your state's licensing requirement, call 813-974-3096 for assistance.

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