Texas Tech University

Applied Behavior Analysis - M.Ed.

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Program Overview

ABA Verified Course Sequence logoThe M.Ed. in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is unique in that it provides students the opportunity to advance their skills through an online learning program from anywhere in the world. In addition, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has verified the following course sequence as meeting coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Students who complete the program will be provided multiple opportunities to engage in collaborative consultation which is the trademark outcome for this program and which may be a skill valued by future employers.

Program Handbook

Degrees Offered


Career Opportunities with this Degree

Behavior analysts often work as consultants to individuals, to schools, or to agencies such as child welfare organizations and residential treatment programs where their goal is to enhance abilities, performance, and overall quality of life of the children or adults who receive their services. Behavior Analysts often specialize in working with specific populations of individuals such as autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, traumatic head injuries, mental health issues, early childhood populations, geriatric populations, etc.

Application Materials

College Transcripts – Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded to the Graduate School application. Information on submitting official transcripts will be provided to you by the Graduate School. Grade reports or unofficial transcripts from university web portals will not be accepted. Please redact the Social Security Number anywhere it appears on your transcript. If documents are written in a language other than English, a copy of a complete and official English translation must be provided with the original language records.

Required Supplemental Application Materials

Resume, Applicant Statement, 2 Professional Recommendations

Application Process

Please visit the Graduate Application Process for more information on how to apply.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admissions – August 1
  • Spring – December 1

Semester in which the program can be started

Spring 2019

The Fall 2018 cohort has been filled and all potential applicants should make sure to apply for the Spring 2019 semester.

Estimated Hours to Completion

36 credit hours for master's; 18 hours for Graduate School certificate only

Allowable Transfer Hours

6 credit hours maximum for master's degree. No ABA coursework may be transferred or substituted. All transfer hours are at advisor's discretion.

Financial Aid

TTU Graduate School and COE scholarships, research assistantships, student loans (loans not available for cert only students)

Tuition & Fees

Use the Student Business Services Tuition Estimator to estimate your costs.


Dr. L.J. Gould

Program Faculty

Stacy Carter, PhD., BCBA-D

David Richman, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Devender Banda, PhD., BCBA-D

BACB Links

Behavior Analyst Certification Board

BCBA Pass Rates for Verified Course Sequences