Applied Behavior Analysis PlusOne (BS/MS)


Earn your MS in one year and qualify to sit the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB™) exam

The PlusOne Program in applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an accelerated master’s program between the Department of Psychology (College of Science) and the Department of Applied Psychology (Bouvé College of Health Sciences) that allows students to earn an MS in ABA with one year of study beyond the BS in Psychology from Northeastern.

Undergraduate students who pursue the PlusOne in ABA may take up to five graduate courses in ABA which double-count towards their requirements for the BS degree and their requirements for the MS degree.

The ABA programs at Northeastern are verified by The Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam.

Students learn teaching and intervention skills to help individuals with autism and related disabilities reach their full potential. All graduate courses are provided online.

Learning Partnerships

We have Learning Partnerships with local schools and agencies. PlusOne students may apply for internships or full-time employment with one of our Learning Partners during their final semesters of undergraduate work and begin employment upon completion of their bachelor’s degree.

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Degree type:
– PlusOne MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
— Available to current undergrads ONLY

Study options:
– Online

– Full-time

Application deadline: Aug 1

Duration: One year

Note: Meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the Applied Behavior Analysis PlusOne program you will need the following:

Completed Application Form

Official Transcripts

2 Letters of Recommendation

(No application fee)

To submit your application, please complete the PlusOne Inquiry Form, which will create your initial application profile. Once this inquiry form is submitted, you will receive an e-mail notification from the system to set up your account. This e-mail will direct you to your PlusOne portal to complete and submit the application. 

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