Association for Behavior Analysis International

The Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) is a nonprofit membership organization with the mission to contribute to the well-being of society by developing, enhancing, and supporting the growth and vitality of the science of behavior analysis through research, education, and practice.

Tiered Model of Education 

 

Recognized Programs

The ABAI-recognized programs have undergone a rigorous process of review and successfully met the ABAI Tiered Model recognition standards. Recognition granted to a program does not extend to all campuses or formats where that degree or program is offered. Some institutions have more than one ABAI recognized program, each must meet the appropriate program-level standards independently. The recognition status is indicated by calendar year and institutions with recognized programs are listed below by program and degree level. Programs applying for initial recognition or re-recognition are listed further below; however, ABAI cannot make judgment about a program's application process or timelines beyond what is communicated below. See the overview section for descriptions of each tier. 

 

 

Recognized Master's and Graduate-Level Programs

Recognized programs are listed in alphabetical order by institution name. 

 

Institution 

Program 

TierRecognition 

Assumption University

M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis - Hybrid

Program Website

Contact: Dr. Karen Lionello-DeNolf

2a

Provisional Recognition through December 31, 2025

 

 

Recognized Bachelor's and Undergraduate-Level Programs

Recognized programs are listed in alphabetical order by institution name. 

 

Institution 

Program 

TierRecognition 

ABA Online

Bachelor's Equivalent, ABA PRO 

Program Website

Contact: Helene Abdelnour

4b

Recognition through December 31, 2026

Eastern Connecticut

State University

Bachelor's of Science in Psychology,

Concentration in Behavior Analysis - On-campus

Program Website

Contact: Dr. James Diller

2b

Recognition through December 31, 2026

 

Recognition Applications

ABAI informs the public of the reason(s) for the recognition actions and of the programs applying for recognition. The following information details the type of recognition application and its status.

 

Application Types:

  • Eligibility Request: The program submitted a formal request for a preliminary review to determine eligibility prior to submission of an application for recognition. An eligibility request does not denote recognition status. 
  • Initial Recognition: The program submitted a formal application and fees for recognition (Tiers 2a-4b).
  • Re-Recognition: The recognized program submitted a formal application and fees for re-recognition. The program remains recognized through the re-recognition process.  

Application Statuses:

  • Eligible to Apply: The program has been found eligible to apply for recognition (for Tiers 2a-4b); eligibility does not denote a status of recognition. 
  • Under Review: The program is either 1) in the review meeting process, 2) responding to the reviewers' report, or 3) awaiting decision from ABAI. Programs applying for re-recognition remain recognized through these processes. Programs under review for initial recognition are not recognized until a final decision is granted. 

 

Programs Applying for Recognition

 

Applications are listed in alphabetical order by institution name. 

 

Institution Name

Program Name

Degree/ Level 

Application TypeDate ReceivedApplication Status
Arcadia University M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis

Masters

Eligibility request 05/08/2022 Eligible to apply

Arcadia University

Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Non-Degree Eligibility request 05/08/2022 Eligible to apply

Associations for the Advancement of Radical Behavior Analysis and the Italian-American Association of Behavior Analysis and Modification, and Behavioral-Cognitive Therapy 

(AARBA-AIAMC) 

Corso di Alta Formazione in Behavior Analysis 

(Advanced Training Course in Behavior Analysis) 

Graduate Equivalent

Initial Recognition 12/05/2023 Under review
Beijing Normal University 

Professional Behavior Analyst Program Advanced Level Program  Graduate Non-Degree Eligibility request 03/28/2022 Eligible to apply
Daemen University 

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis 

Masters Eligibility request 05/23/2023 Eligible to apply
David Yellin Academic College of Education

Post Graduate Course in Applied Behavior Analysis  Graduate Non-Degree Initial Recognition 02/25/2024 Under review
Georgian Court University 

M.A. in Behavior Analysis Masters Eligibility request 06/23/2023 Eligible to apply
Hemdat College of Education  Applied Behavior Analysis Undergraduate Non-Degree Eligibility request 02/10/2023 Eligible to apply
International Training Center for Applied Behavior Analysis  Applied Behavior Analysis  Graduate Equivalent Eligibility request 01/30/2022 Eligible to apply
International Training Center for Applied Behavior Analysis  Applied Behavior Analysis  Undergraduate Equivalent Eligibility request 01/30/2022 Eligible to apply
Istituto per la Ricerca, la Formazione e l'Informazione sulle Disabilità (IRFID)  Applied Behavior Analysis and Intervention on ASD-ABA  Graduate Equivalent  Eligibility request 05/17/2022 Eligible to apply
Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee  M.A. in Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 06/23/2023 Eligible to apply
Lipscomb University  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 07/25/2022 Eligible to apply
Long Island University (Post Campus)  M.A. in Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 03/29/2022 Eligible to apply
Northern Illinois University M.S. in Education, specializing in Behavior Analysis Masters Eligibility request 01/26/2024 Eligible to apply
Oranim Academic College for Education Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Undergraduate Non-Degree Initial Recognition 12/20/2023 Under review
Ouachita Baptist University  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 08/03/2023 Eligible to apply
Ouachita Baptist University  M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 08/03/2023 Eligible to apply
Reykjavik University  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 02/09/2022 Eligible to apply
Russell Sage College  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism  Masters Eligibility request 11/02/2022 Eligible to apply
Sheba Medical Center  ABA in Psychiatry  Graduate Equivalent Eligibility request 11/24/2022 Eligible to apply
Slippery Rock University Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in ABA Masters Eligibility request 02/27/2024 Eligible to apply
Tennessee Technological University M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction, Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Eligibility request 04/03/2024 Eligible to apply
Tennessee Technological University Ed.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Equivalent Eligibility request 04/03/2024 Eligible to apply
The University of Alabama in Huntsville  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 03/29/2022 Eligible to apply
Universidad de Cádiz (University of Cádiz)  Máster de Formación Permanente en Autismo y otros Trastornos del Desarrollo (Master's Continuous Education Degree Program in ABA Intervention in Autism and other Developmental Disabilities)  Masters Eligibility request 02/12/2023 Eligible to apply
Universidad de Cádiz (University of Cádiz)  Título Propio de Especialista en 
Intervención ABA en Autismo y otros Trastornos del Desasrrollo (Specialists 
Degree Program in ABA Intervention in Autism and other 
Developmental Disabilities) 
Graduate Non-Degree Eligibility request 02/12/2023 Eligible to apply
University of Alaska Anchorage M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Behavior Analysis Track Masters Eligibility Request 01/26/2024 Eligible to apply
University of Alaska Anchorage Occupational Endorsement Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Undergraduate Non-Degree Eligibility Request 01/26/2024 Eligible to apply
University of Alaska Anchorage B.S. in Psychology, Concentration in Behavior Analysis Bachelors Eligibility Request 01/26/2024 Eligible to apply
University of Alaska Anchorage B.A. in Psychology, Concentration in Behavior Analysis Bachelors Eligibility Request 01/26/2024 Eligible to apply
University of Alaska Anchorage Undergraduate Minor in Psychology Bachelors Eligibility Request 01/26/2024 Eligible to apply
University of California, Santa Barbara, Extension  Graduate Level Professional Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis  Graduate Non-Degree Eligibility request 06/29/2022 Eligible to apply
University of Houston - Victoria  M.Ed. in Special Education, concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 08/15/2022 Eligible to apply
University of Iceland  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, an interdisciplinary program  Masters Eligibility request 11/02/2022 Eligible to apply
University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO); University of Nebraska Medical Center Munro Meyer Institute (UNMC, MMI)  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 01/23/2023 Eligible to apply
University of Nevada, Reno  M.Ed. in Special Education; Sub-plan: ABA in Special Education   Masters Eligibility request 02/10/2022 Eligible to apply
University of Nevada, Reno  Global Institute for Behavior Analysis – Graduate course sequence  Graduate Non-Degree Eligibility request 09/12/2022 Eligible to apply
University of Nevada, Reno  Global Institute for Behavior Analysis – Undergraduate course sequence  Undergraduate Non-Degree Eligibility request 09/12/2022 Eligible to apply
University of North Dakota  M.S. in Special Education with Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis  Masters Eligibility request 8/25/2022  Eligible to apply
University of Saint Joseph  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 09/14/2022 Eligible to apply
University of Washington  M.Ed. in Special Education – Applied Behavior Analysis, On-Campus  Masters Initial recognition 10/10/2023 Under review
University of Washington  M.Ed. in Special Education – Applied Behavior Analysis, Online  Masters Initial recognition 10/10/2023 Under review
Utah Valley University  M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 04/17/2023 Eligible to apply
Wayne State University  M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 04/12/2022 Eligible to apply
Whitworth University  M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis  Masters Eligibility request 09/22/2022 Eligible to apply

 

 

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