By Bill Ibelle, Editorial Director
Northeastern’s master’s program Applied Behavioral Analysis was recently ranked among the top ABA programs in the country. It received special recognition as “most unique” based on its unusual blend of online academics and real-world professional experience.
OnlineMasters.com praised the Bouvé program’s emphasis on “developing a professional portfolio” hands-on work experiences in agencies around the country.
The criteria for determining the best programs was a combination of academic quality, online programing, faculty credentials, affordability, and student success.
Behavioral Analysis is a rapidly growing field of psychology devoted to solving socially significant problems that require a change in human behavior. While best known in the fields of autism and traumatic brain injury, this relatively new field is gaining increasing acceptance in non-clinical fields such as global warming, recycling, and addiction.
Northeastern offers three program options:
1) Certificate (18 credits)
2) Master of Science (30 credits)
3) Certificate of Advanced Graduate Sciences (CAGS) (30 credits)
All three programs position students take the national exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The programs are offered online and utilize cutting-edge technology that allows students to maintain flexible schedules and interaction with both professors and other students.
The Northeastern program the highest published pass rate on the BACB licensing exam for an online program in 2017.