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The Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program will prepare students to become board certified behavior analysts (BCBA®), working with individuals with impairments such as autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, or traumatic brain injury.

The BACB exam pass-rate data can be found here. Pass-rate data are not published for verified course sequences within their first four years of operation.

Designed for both working professionals and full-time students alike, this program provides a thorough understanding of the concepts and principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Employing the practitioner-scholar model of professional training, a rigorous theoretical study is paired with in-depth clinical training where students will accrue experience hours working alongside professional behavior analysts, helping patients to develop adaptive skills for optimal functioning in educational, family, social, and occupational roles. Upon graduation and completion of all necessary experience hours, students will be eligible to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam.

As a Pepperdine student, you will receive personalized support for your academic development and personal growth.

Access to major-university resources at the #46-ranked university in the US*

Cohort model designed for strong peer support and lifelong professional relationships.

Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions.

No internship required; complete 37 credits in approximately 18 months

* U.S. News & Report, Best Colleges Rankings, National Universities