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Bay Path Ranked Among Top Behavioral Psychology Programs

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path University’s master of Science (MS) in Applied Behavior Analysis has been named eighth of the 30 best in the nation, as ranked by online-psychology-degrees.org.

According to the site, graduate-degree programs in behavioral psychology were selected for the ranking based on factors including specialized coursework, job-training opportunities, and degree-flexibility options. The editor’s review of Bay Path University highlights the flexibility of its MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, offered either fully online or as a blended program, which incorporates a few on-campus classes available at the University’s locations in Concord, East Longmeadow, and Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

“We’re honored to have the program at Bay Path University acknowledged for its strength and rigor; the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at Bay Path University is designed to be challenging and motivating; courses are interactive yet adaptable to the schedules of today’s busy professional,” said Susan Ainsleigh, EdD, BCBA-D®, associate professor and director of the graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis. “All of our online courses include live, interactive meetings with a professor skilled in both the science of ABA and teaching of the science. Classes are scheduled to meet at a variety of times (morning, evenings, or weekend) to accommodate individuals’ working days or evening schedule, and individuals living in a variety of time zones. Our supervision is structured and meaningful; our test preparation is intensive and successful. Our team is proud of the program we offer.”

The MS Applied Behavior Analysis at Bay Path University, open to men and women, is offered either full time or part time, with twice-yearly start dates and a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®)-verified curriculum that includes optional instructor-led study sessions to prepare students for the certification exam.