ABA therapy at the Baylor Center for Developmental Disabilities

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis is using the science of behavior to make meaningful impacts on people’s lives. The Baylor University ABA program emphasizes how to implement ABA-based interventions to teach people with disabilities new skills and reduce problem behavior. 

Students will be prepared to work with a wide range of individuals with disabilities such as autism, Down Syndrome and intellectual disability.


Campus Visit Day graphicABA Campus Visit Day
Friday, Jan. 20, 9am - 2 pm
Meet students • Tour Campus • Visit with Faculty • Tour our Clinic • Explore Waco
• Travel Scholarships Available

Virtual info Session graphicABA Virtual Open House Events
Thursday, Jan. 12, 5-6pm CST
Thursday, Jan. 19, Noon-1pm CST
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Questions on any ABA event: Tonya_Davis@baylor.edu

Application Requirements:
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • GRE Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
The ABA program in the School of Education
  • Prepares students to use evidence-based interventions to help children with developmental disabilities, such as autism.
  • Combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on experiences with children at Baylor CARE and other community programs.
  • Offers students internships with local ABA providers. Students get hands-on ABA experience in the community, while also receiving tuition discount.
  • Offers students the opportunity to get involved in applied research at Baylor CARE.
  • Offered within master's and doctoral degree plans.
  • Prepares graduates to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst  (BCBA) exam.
Why Choose Baylor's ABA Program?
  • Competitive applicants for the master’s program with a concentration in ABA receive a tuition discount up to 95% off of tuition at the time of admission.
  • Prior to their enrollment semester, students may participate in a job fair. Local agencies serving in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are also willing to provide supervised fieldwork toward the BCBA credential participate in the job fair.
  • Students receive supervised field experience working with children with developmental disabilities at Baylor CARE.
  • MSEd program with a summer start date can be completed in 15 months.
Verified Course Sequence Pass Rates
  • The Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) publishes pass-rate information for all institutions with verified course sequence (VCS). To review the VCS pass rates, click here.
Certification and Licensure
  • Students interested in a career in applied behavior analysis should be aware of the two primary credentials that are often needed: board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and licensed behavior analyst (LBA; sometimes called a licensed applied behavior analyst or LABA).
  • Click HERE for more information.
For more information:

For more information about the MSEd/MA Concentration in ABA, please contact:
Heather Tindle at Heather_Tindle@baylor.edu, and indicate your interest in the ABA master's or PhD program.

ABAI logoThe Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

EDP 5302 Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis
EDP 5354 Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
EDP 5357 Single Subject Research Design
EDP 5358 Teaching Individuals with Autism & Developmental Disabilities
EDP 5301 Philosophy of Applied Behavior Analysis
EDP 5361 Challenging Behavior
EDP 5374 Managing Behavior Change Program