Simmons University Online Master of Science in Behavior Analysis

Simmons University has earned a reputation for providing a pioneering education integrated with professional work experience, winning it distinction as a “Best University” by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1904 as a joint venture with Harvard University, Simmons’ School of Social Work was the first institution of higher learning for clinical social workers in the United States. The school’s online Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program, BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons, combines Simmons’ acclaimed academics with cutting-edge, cloud-based educational technology, allowing students to access all of their classes and coursework remotely. BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons offers the same rigorous curriculum as Simmons’ on-campus Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program but extends it beyond the confines of the University’s Boston campus to aspiring students around the country.

The BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons program is focused on contemporary research and the science of behavior, and is designed to prepare students for leadership roles in the rapidly growing field of applied behavior analysis. While many students in our applied behavior analysis master’s program are drawn from the education and special education fields, potential applications for this degree are quite varied. Graduates are prepared to enter satisfying careers in diverse fields such as behavioral medicine, organizational behavior management, instructional design, and animal training.

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Students’ in-class learning is complemented with mentoring, which provides individualized and group supervision. The BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons curriculum is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB®) and meets the coursework requirements needed to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) examination, a necessary component of the credentialing process.

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons is a part-time Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program that can be completed in 18 months. The program has small class sizes, with an average of about 15 students, and combines live, real-time coursework with dynamic, self-paced content to create an educational experience that is both stimulating and flexible.

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons Online Virtual Campus

Simmons University’s mission is to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose, and that same philosophy is infused in its online Master of Science in Behavior Analysis program. Regardless of whether students are online or on campus, Simmons puts their needs first, offering them a supportive, inclusive environment that encourages educational growth and professional success.

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons classes are delivered live through the online virtual campus. Real time classes put you face to face with Simmons’ expert professors and your classmates who are living and working across the country. Students meet in the classroom weekly to discuss readings, assignments, and coursework. These seminar-style courses are led by Simmons faculty and are kept small, with an average of 15 students. Dynamic online learning tools make it easy to engage in thoughtful discussions, break out into smaller groups for more insight, and meet with professors one on one.

The online virtual campus is also the portal to self-paced coursework. These recorded lectures, video case studies, and quizzes are produced by Simmons’ professors and content developers and are designed to reimagine traditional lessons as engaging multimedia assignments. Coursework is available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection and on most devices.

Lastly, the online virtual campus allows BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons students to connect with classmates and professors outside of live class sessions. Designed with familiar social networking tools, students can create and join social groups, complete assignments, access grades, and message faculty and peers.


Simmons University Online Master of Science in Behavior Analysis Program: Overview 

School:  School of Social Work

Department: Department of Behavior Analysis

Program Structure: Online with required practicum (no campus visits required)

Instruction Methods: Courses use synchronous instruction, in which students attend live, seminar-style classes and discussions, and student-to-faculty ratios are low, with an average of 15 students in each class. As part of the program, students also complete group and individual mentoring that is required to sit for the BCBA® exam.

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Program Information

Program Overview
Program Name: BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons
Phone Number: (844) 622-2872

Program Requirements
Field Education Requirements: A total of 750 hours of mentoring and supervision
Number of Credits Required: 42 credits needed to graduate

Program Length
Program Options: Part Time Only
Program Length: 18 Months
Program Start Dates: Multiple start dates throughout the year

Admission Requirements
GPA: TBA
GRE Information: Not Required
Tuition: Inquire with school
Work Experience: TBA

BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons Overview

Online Program Structure
No Campus Visits Required

Degree Programs:
Master of Science in Behavior Analysis

Program Options
Part Time Only

Field Education Requirements:
750 Hours of Mentoring and Supervision

Start Dates:
Multiple Start Dates Throughout the Year