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.

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?
  • Excellent funding opportunities: Competitive applicants for the master’s program with a concentration in ABA often receive an offer of a tuition discount for a significant portion of the tuition at the time of admission. Competitive applicants also have excellent opportunities for paid internships.
  • 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. Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.
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:

Dr. Janet Bagby, Director for MSEd/MA Concentration

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