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Applied Behavior Analysis Online

Master of Arts / Advanced Certificate
Online Program

Overview of Applied Behavior Analysis Online Program

Applied Behavior Analysis Online program (ABA) allows students to obtain education and certification needed to effectively meet diverse behavioral needs. 

ABA is a scientific field of study that relies on the principles of learning to deliver meaningful behavior change. Applied behavior analysis skills are especially important in schools or when working with persons on the autism spectrum.

Candidates are prepared for careers as applied behavior analysts in accordance with the educational requirements set forth for professional practice as a licensed behavior analyst in the state of New York.

Our online ABA program provides comprehensive coverage of concepts and principles of behavior analysis, single-subject research methods and designs, functional behavior analysis and other behavior assessment techniques, as well as professional and ethical issues in behavior analysis.

Candidates will further develop professional skills by completing a minimum of 250 hours of supervised experience in applied behavior analysis. Our program prepares candidates to:

  • Effectively analyze and manage change in individual behavior from a systematic, data-driven approach
  • Examine how the environment and individual interact, and how that interaction impacts behavior
  • Teach new skills and behaviors to all populations, especially those with an autism spectrum disorder

Students will be prepared to secure a Limited Permit to complete professional experience requirements towards as an LBA and further pursue licensure. Our program is also aligned with the content areas set forth for the BCBA examination


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Why Applied Behavior Analysis Online at NU?


By understanding how to analyze and manage change in behavior from a systematic, data-driven approach, graduates will be able to effectively support the needs of the growing population of persons with autism spectrum disorder. Doing so fosters personal and professional growth.


Our highly credentialed faculty have extensive field experience, and with our small class sizes, they’ll give you the individual attention you deserve. Additionally, partnerships with local schools and community agencies provide the practical experience employers crave


Our program is offered completely online, allowing flexibility for the working professional. Furthermore, course offerings are scheduled to help you complete the program in a convenient timeframe.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a current student in Niagara University’s advanced graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis, I am very pleased with the flexible format of having most courses on-line. There are minimal "face-to-face" classes that you must attend on campus. The advisor and professors are very supportive and available to answer any questions. I would wholeheartedly recommend this online program to anyone looking to fulfill their educational requirements for becoming a board-certified behavior analyst.
Elba Singh, '20


Behavior Analyst
Clinical Coordinator or Director
ABA Therapist/Consultant
Intervention Specialist
Behavior Program Manager


Faculty & Staff


Therese Losardo

Graduate Education

Dr. Kristine M.



Phone: 716.286.8548



Dr. Harold


Assistant Professor

Phone: 716.286.8623