3.0 GPA

Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

Hybrid Classes

Limited basis, majority of courses are offered in person.


No GRE required.

Six Semesters

37 Credit Hours

Cost of Attendance

$359/per credit hour. $13,283 + additional supervisory fees.

Why This Program Is For You

Utah Valley University's 37 credit Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) follows an approved verified course sequence which meets the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board-Certified Behavior Analyst Examination. The face-to-face (limited hybrid courses) graduate degree will prepare students to become practitioners of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and to work with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements to apply.

You want to work with students with autism spectrum disorder or other neurodevelopmental disabilities.

You want to become a practitioner of Applied Behavior Analysis.

You want to make an impact on the lives of students.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

To be considered for admission, individuals interested in earning their M.Ed. at UVU must successfully complete all admission criteria.

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  2. Minimum 3.0 grade point average in undergraduate work.
  3. Complete all application requirements.
  4. Interview with School of Education Graduate Committee.

Students who already have a Master's degree in an approved Master's content area (i.e., Psychology, Education, Applied Behavior Analysis) may complete the Approved Course Sequence and the Approved Practicum Experience. Students must still apply to the program.


Students admitted to the Applied Behavior Analysis M.Ed. program at UVU have a unique opportunity to work with the Melisa Nellesen Center for Autism located on UVU campus. The center provides engaged learning opportunities with laboratory classrooms which operate as practicum site for some students in the ABA program.

About the Curriculum

  1. Program can be completed in 6 semesters (including summers).
  2. Coursework is typically offered one day a week.
  3. Practicum hours occur three to four days per week.
  4. The Director and Internship Coordinator will preapprove practicum sites.
  5. All students are expected to begin their program in the Summer term.
  6. The course sequence has been approved by ABAI.
  7. Pass Rate Information
    Association for Behavior Analysis International - Verified Course Sequences seal

About the Practicum

  1. Students are required to complete 1,500 supervised experience hours. At their approved practicum site, students must accrue 18-20 hours per week for 16 weeks over the course of six semesters to fulfill the 1,500-hour requirement. It is recommended that students accrue 20 hours per week for 16 weeks each semester at their approved site.
  2. A Supervisory period is considered one month. In order to count experience hours, students must be supervised a minimum of 7.5% of the total hours spent in practicum. For example, 80 hours of experience includes a minimum of 6 supervised hours.
  3. During the semester students will receive one hour a week of supervision at UVU and one hour of individual supervision at their approved practicum site.
  4. Group supervision will consist of no more than 10 students per group and will occur as part of the Master's Project courses.

For more information contact Graduate Studies Academic Advisor:

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