Ball State Online

A national hub for ABA and autism studies.

Ball State University’s online graduate programs in education are consistently ranked among the "Best Online Programs" in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, we have been recognized as a leading pioneer in ABA education. Award-winning faculty and expertise in autism spectrum disorder helps set us apart from others. We offer the nation's largest graduate program in ABA, plus undergraduate programs for the beginning ABA professional. All of our bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate programs are offered 100 percent online.

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Our ABA Programs

Bachelor's in Applied Behavior Analysis

Learn applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques and skills to work with children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Course work also prepares you for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) exam, graduate school, and endless employment opportunities in the field.

Undergraduate Certificate in Behavioral Studies

Even if your bachelor's degree is in a different field, you can still pursue this certificate to sit for the BCaBA exam.

Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis

Create a plan of study that fits your life. The 30-credit program can be completed in less than two years and prepares you for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) exam. You’ll further your knowledge, skills, and experience in the ABA field.

Master's in Special Education

The 30-credit master’s degree is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children, and its applied behavior analysis course sequence is verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI).

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism
  • Disabilities for Post-secondary Settings (autism emphasis)
  • Response to Intervention
  • Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

EdD in Special Education

The doctoral degree will prepare you to serve in a career in which you can lead the educational or behavioral professions through administration, scholarship, and entrepreneurship—from teacher educator to special education manager to curriculum specialist to director of a treatment center. The program is offered 85-90 percent online with a few on-campus courses.

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Ball State Online

2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306

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