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.

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Melissa Jacques
Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate


Our Philosophy, Your Experience

At William James College, you will combine your classroom knowledge with hands-on experience to get a well-rounded and integrated education. Our curriculum combines an understanding of theory, training, and practice as you develop into a culturally responsive professional. You will be surrounded by like-minded faculty, staff, and peers who, like you, are dedicated to bringing high-quality services to culturally diverse clients, agencies, and organizations. With this training, you will be prepared to make a difference in our communities.

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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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Our Partnerships with ABA Organizations Can Make Applying Easy

William James College is proud to partner with organizations to provide an exceptional level mentorship for ABA students, promote career advancement, and skill building for behavior analysts. Employees of our partner organizations receive exclusive benefits for pursuing their graduate education in Applied Behavior Analysis at William James College. For information on these benefits, opportunities available with these organizations, or to become a organizational partner, please contact Dr. Ronald Lee, Program Director, at

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