Applied Behavior Analysis

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

At The Chicago School, we define Applied Behavior Analysis as the process of methodically applying interventions based upon the fundamentals of learning theory in order to improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful level, and to demonstrate that the interventions exercised are responsible for the advancement of behavior.

History of Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School

Our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Master’s and Ph.D. programs provide graduates with a solid foundation in the principles of behavioral psychology. Graduates are equipped with the skills to bring about socially significant behavior change through data-based decision making and program development.

Guided by practitioner faculty, students at The Chicago School are challenged to become leaders in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. With access to the best in modern technologies, graduates gain experience and exposure in a wide variety of ABA applications and specialties, including instructional design, precision teaching, and verbal behavior.

Degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis offered at The Chicago School

Our post-graduate Applied Behavior Analysis programs are available in many degree formats, including Doctorate, Master’s and Certificate levels.

Applied Behavior Analysis Programs & Concentrations

Careers in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Chicago School’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs equip graduates with an array of effective treatment methods to help children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities improve their social, motor, verbal, and reasoning skills. ABA practices are readily applied in business and industrial settings (to teach precise job skills, enhance performance, and improve safety).

Public and Private Sector Employers:

  • Hospitals & Community-Based Clinics
  • Corporate Wellness Centers
  • Accountable Care Organizations
  • Schools
  • Group Homes
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Local & State Government
  • Outpatient Care Centers

Applied Behavior Analysis Job Titles:

  • Behavior Analyst
  • Behavior Therapist
  • Hospital Supervisor/Administrator
  • Wellness Manager
  • Behavior Health Specialists