Online Programs in Behavior Analysis at The University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science

The Department of Applied Behavioral Science at the University of Kansas offers three completely online programs in behavior analysis

Online Programs

The KU Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a Master of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science, with all-online courses designed for busy professionals and students. You’ll receive high-quality education and training on a schedule that fits your needs, and we are thoroughly committed to training the next generation of behavior analysts.  

The Department offers a 40-hour completely online course to prepare the student to take the BACB’s Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification examination. This course meets the BACB’s training requirement for RBT certification.

The Department offers eight graduate-level courses that, when successfully passed by the student, will fulfill the educational requirement to sit for the BCBA certification. Each course earns three (3) graduate credits and meets the required contact hours established by the BACB. The eight courses are:

  1. ABSC 770. Within Subjects Research Methodology and Direct Observation
  2. ABSC 771. Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science
  3. ABSC 772. Conceptual Foundations of Behavior Analysis
  4. ABSC 773. Applied Behavior Analysis in Complex Organizations
  5. ABSC 850. Principles of Behavior Analysis
  6. ABSC 851. Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Applied Behavioral Science
  7. ABSC 852. Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities
  8. ABSC 853. Functional Behavioral Assessment

The courses earn graduate credit and are all online. They incorporate both asynchronous and synchronous delivery of material and classroom discussion. The entire sequence can be completed in four consecutive semesters.

The ABAI-verified Course Sequence in Behavior Analysis helps students meet the educational requirements for licensure in the state of Kansas.