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As the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy continues to expand and develop, there is becoming a much higher need for ABA professionals. Both Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) do such important clinical work to help improve the lives of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

Students aiming to become BCBAs must complete all required coursework by the BACB (Behavior Analyst Certification Board), 1500 hours of supervision, and pass an extremely challenging exam in order to become a mastered-level clinician with BCBA credentials. A high-quality ABA program is critical since BCBAs must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to individualize treatment programs to the specific needs of each child with ASD.

Action Behavior Centers took into account several different factors to compile a list of the Top 40 University Programs for ABA in 2020 (in no particular order), including program quality, BACB requirements, student-to-faculty ratio, tuition, and percentage of first-time candidates who passed the BCBA exam.  Read more