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Welcome to Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide, the #1 free online resource for exploring the nation’s best degrees for future behavior analysts. Our mission is to provide expert guidance about the top universities helping students reach their career goals and become board certified. We share real-world information about the ABA field to anyone wishing to work in special education, social work, counseling, rehabilitation, and other helping professions.

Whether you’re looking for a traditional or online applied behavior analysis program, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled rankings for the best ABA degrees available at top-notch universities across the United States in an easy-to-read format. We hope to make finding the ideal master’s or doctoral program match simple.

Not only have we outlined worthy, affordable degrees, but we’ll also be publishing special features to guide you towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Check back frequently for new rankings, infographics, articles, online guides, website links, and professional development resources. We’re committed to answering all of your questions about an applied behavior analysis career. Our website includes everything you must know to bring about meaningful, positive behavior change through ABA therapy.

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Did you know? Some interesting facts about applied behavior analysis:

• More than 3.5 million Americans are currently living with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Prevalence of autism in U.S. children skyrocketed by 119 percent from 2000 to 2010, thus becoming the fastest-growing developmental disability.

• Earning the BCBA credential requires having at least a master’s degree, satisfying applied behavior analysis coursework, and passing a test of 150 multiple-choice questions.

• In 2014, there were 3,184 certified behavior analysts working across America. Demand for applied behavior analysis positions more than doubled from 2012 to 2014. Nearly half of job postings are in California, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.

• PayScale reports that Board Certified Behavior Analysts bring home a median yearly salary of $55,018, which is equivalent to an hourly rate of $35. Income spans from $39,436 to $93,355 each year based on experience and work setting.

If you’re interested in helping children, adolescents, and adults correct negative behaviors caused by disabilities or mental health issues, applied behavior analysis could be the right career for you. We now invite you to begin exploring ABA degrees by visiting our homepage!

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Brittany Wilson ABA Programs Guide Author

Brittany Cerny has had over 10 years of experience working in a therapeutic and educational setting for students with autism and emotional behavioral disorders. She has a Master’s degree in School Counseling, an additional degree in Behavior and Learning Disorders, and her teaching certification in both Gen Ed and SPED. Brittany has been writing professionally for over two years and writes on various educational and mental health topics, among other things. She lives in Atlanta with her two black cats and enjoys hiking, reading psychological thrillers, and attending festivals and concerts.