Explore Autism Spectrum Disorders at Missouri State

 MASTER'S IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

MASTER'S IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS PLUS ABA CERTIFICATION

At Missouri State University, you can earn a master’s degree in autism spectrum disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

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Graduate certificate

Get a certificate that lays the foundation for applied behavior analysis, research-based strategies, and historical and diagnostic overviews of autism.

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Master's plus ABA certification

Put yourself ahead with a master’s degree in autism spectrum disorders. Accrue fieldwork hours while you take classes, then sit for the national Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam.

Student need

1 in 54

Children are identified with autism spectrum disorders
Career success

100%

Job placement rate for ASD program graduates in clinical and classroom settings
Pass rate

100%

Percent of master's plus ABA students who passed the BCBA exam

Hands-on experiences prepared alumna for clinical career

 

As a graduate student, Taylor Janota worked closely with her professors, collaborated across departments and did practicums in school and clinical settings.

"I was able to conduct research and do a lot of different things within the realm of autism," Janota said. "I got experience working with kids, practicing intakes and data collection – all the skills that I use now in my career."

Read Taylor's Story

What can you do with a master's in autism spectrum disorders plus ABA? 

Ensure quality education for all with a opportunities such as:

  • Teacher
  • Autism specialist
  • Registered behavior technician
  • Therapist
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Department of Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897
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417-836-5392
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MeganBoyle@MissouriState.edu

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