Universities in Virginia with ABA Programs



The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (at Washington DC) – The mission of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Ph.D. Applied Behavior Analysis program, at the DC campus, is to provide students with the scientific, analytical, and conceptual tools they need to provide effective, ethical, and practical behavior-analytic interventions and to contribute to the research agenda as applied to the diverse populations that they serve. The vision of the program is to provide the most comprehensive and effective graduate training in ABA, and to that end, the faculty provide the students with the most up-to-date information and research, and encourage critical analysis of the research with an emphasis on using it to drive practice. The ABA doctoral program emphasizes the investment in contributing to research and/or to become clinical leaders in our field. The program provides training to students related to all four domains of Behavior Analysis (i.e., Philosophy, Experimental Analysis of Behavior, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Service Delivery). Further, the programs and curricula are designed to infuse the scientist-practitioner model across these domains and teach students to be consumers of new research findings, evaluators of their own interventions and programs using empirical methods, and researchers, producing new data from their own settings and reporting these data to the applied and scientific community.

George Mason University – The Behavior Analysis Training Program at George Mason University has been in operation since 2000, and was the first BACB Approved Course Sequence (now ABAI Verified Course Sequence) in Virginia.  We offer a BACB Fifth Edition Task List seven course Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Masters Degree in Special Education with a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.  Our programs may be completed entirely on-campus or online.  In addition, we offer a Bachelors to Accelerated Masters Degree program, which can include the graduate applied behavior analysis courses.  Discounts available for educators in Virginia!

James Madison University

Mary Baldwin University – MBU is proud to offer 5th Edition ABAI-Verified Course Sequences for the BCaBA and BCBA credentials, available 100% online*.  For undergrads, we offer a BA in Autism Studies & ABA as well as a minor in ABA for those pursuing other majors (which each include the BCaBA course sequence), and at the graduate level we offer a Master of Science in ABA (which includes the BCBA course sequence).  High-performing undergraduates may wish to consider our accelerated dual-degree BA/MS option. The course sequences are also available for non-degree-seeking students who only need the relevant coursework. Discounts available for RBTs as well as Virginia’s public/private school employees. Contact Dr. Rachel Potter, BCBA-D for more information at rpotter@marybaldwin.edu*some on campus courses also available pending interest/demand

Old Dominion University

Shenandoah University

University of Virginia – Interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, behavior coach, or behavior support specialist? The online Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) certificate program at the UVA School of Education and Human Development prepares practitioners to support students with disabilities using the science of applied behavior analysis. Our 100% online program can be completed part-time and is approved as a verified course series ABAI (Association for Behavior Analysis International). Must have a bachelor’s degree to apply. Discounted tuition is available for K-12 educators.  Learn more or apply online today.