Behavior Analysis

Department of Behavior Analysis

Our Behavior Analysis programs are dedicated to preparing the next generation of practitioners in the field of applied behavior analysis. Our innovative curriculum emphasizes contemporary research and the fusion of applied behavior analysis with other scientific fields.

  • Simmons students fulfill the 750 hours of mentoring and supervision required to sit for the BCBA exam as part of the program.
  • Graduates of Simmons’ on-campus programs boast an 83% average BCBA® exam pass rate compared to the national average of 66%.
  • Jobs requiring a BCBA grew 153% between 2012 and 2014.
  • Jobs with $65,000 or more annual earnings were reported by more than half of the BCBAs in 2014.
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On-Campus Behavior Analysis MS or EdS

Our MS or EdS prepares students for certification and enhances their ability to make a difference in the lives of others. Apply now.

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Online Behavior Analysis MS

Our online program enables working professionals to earn their MS while honoring their professional and personal commitments. Learn More.

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On-Campus Behavior Analysis PhD

Our PhD program produces trained behavior analysts who make significant contributions to the field. Apply now.

"The program at Simmons does a great job touching on a wide range of topics and applications in ABA. Even as I’ve taken on new roles and more responsibilities, the things I encounter at work still relate back to things I learned in the classroom."

- Ashley Williams, '12MS, Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis Consultation and Services (ABACS)