Applied Behavior Analysis is the systematic application of principles of behavior to improve socially significant behavior. Our program strives to prepare competent, ethical, and professional behavior analysts who work with persons with developmental disabilities.  

Our high-quality, synchronous online classes allow you to get as close to an in-person experience as possible. Through the use of interactive, state-of-the-art learning technology, our professors and students come together for class sessions in engaging and interactive learning opportunities.  Our program allows working educators and practitioners to complete the course work and practicum requirements necessary to apply to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Exam* while continuing in their current professional roles.

nullIn 2021, our program was ranked the #1 behavioral psychology program in the country! 

nullIn 2019, our program was awarded "Best ABA curriculum" and voted #2 ABA online program in the country based on criteria evaluating academic quality, student success, and affordability!

Applied Behavior Analysis Program Coursework

The ABA Online Program offers both the Applied Behavior Analysis coursework to sit for the BCBA exam and an optional Master's degree in Special Education. You can complete the program over two or three years, depending on your desired program pace.

Practicum Information

Supervised fieldwork is an optional feature of the ABA Online program. 

Program Details 

Details about the program and answers to frequently asked questions can be found on our Program Details page.

How to Apply 

For more information about the University of Washington ABA Online Program or questions about how to apply, please contact or call (206)221-4116.


*Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify. Go to the BACB website to learn more about requirements. 

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