MA and Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Prepare to Become a Certified BCBA and Use the Science of Behavior to Make a Difference

As a Behavior Analyst, you'll study the science of behavior in order to inform individualized therapy practices for a variety of populations, and to serve individuals, groups, and school systems. With your training, you'll help individuals improve their social, communication, academic and other skills to help foster independence and enhance daily life. You will understand how to apply therapeutic strategies at times when others might not have been effective, and make a difference in the lives of individuals, children, and families.

Woman smiling on beach“The small classes made it easy to get to know others and have thoughtful discussions about work.”

Melissa Jacques
Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate


Our Philosophy, Your Experience

We believe that the best learning comes from integrating classroom knowledge with hands-on experience. Your education is enriched by a curriculum that combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice, and we emphasize the development of professionals, like you, who are committed to the ethical provisions of quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations.

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See Yourself at William James

At William James, you'll gain exceptional training in a supportive, student-centered learning environment, with instruction and guidance provided by leading practitioners in the field. Throughout your studies, you'll experience our integrative philosophy of training and education, with application of classroom instruction in structured field experiences. Underlying this approach to professional training, is a sustained focus on your personal and professional development, with an orientation towards community service, and respect for those you'll serve.

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Finding a Career in Applied Behavior Analysis

Behavior analysts use the science of behavior in many settings including the classroom, community-based agencies, hospitals, residential treatment and more.

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