University Partnerships

Hopebridge Opportunities for Higher Education

Want to go back to school to become a BCBA? How about a master’s degree in psychology or speech pathology? With university partnerships around the country, there are perks of working with Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers while advancing your education.

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Here’s why you should work at Hopebridge while studying for your degree …

At Hopebridge, we pour into our people. Just as we love to see our children learn and grow, we aim to cultivate our Heroes right here at home. In addition to the internal development programs we offer, we also have partnerships and affiliations with universities around the country to make higher education more accessible.

What does this mean for you? When you work at Hopebridge, you have the opportunity to expand your own skillset and knowledge while lowering the cost of your education through tuition discount.

No matter what state you live in, or whether you want an in-person experience or online education, our university partnerships allow us to pass on the benefits to Hopebridge team members and their immediate family members. From applied behavior analysis and mental health counseling, to social work and nursing, the world is now your oyster.

Scroll this page for a peek at the opportunities with some of our partners.

Arizona State University Department of Psychology

In addition to on-site learning, Hopebridge employees can now become students of the ASU Department of Psychology’s virtual simulcast option for remote learning. Participants in the MS ABA program can obtain their practicum hours through Hopebridge. This top-ranked program at a Research I University pairs a master’s degree with a capstone program to prepare individuals to make a difference in the lives of children and families. The program includes 1,500+ practicum hours, plus boasts 83%  pass rate for the BCBA exam. Fun fact: Our Chief Science Officer Adam Hahs, PhD, BCBA-D is ASU’s former director of the MSABA Program and currently serves as a Faculty Associate  at ASU.

Ball State University

Our arrangement with Ball State University enables Hopebridge team members to receive up to 12% tuition discounts to enroll in the school’s ABA program, which is the largest of its kind in the nation. You’ll be in good company if you choose to apply – with the application fee waived – as many of Hopebridge’s fellows are working toward their master’s degree at BSU. Ball State’s BCBA first-time example pass rate is among the highest in the nation for high-enrolled programs and offers multiple pathways to prepare its students for the credential.

Capella University

Hopebridge’s partnership with Capella University offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, including applied behavior analysis, clinical and mental health counseling, social work, education and public health. Students who work with Hopebridge can receive scholarships worth up to $5,000, plus a 10% tuition discount. Other financial benefits include 50% off the first 12-week FlexPath session, free continuing education credits and credit for your professional certificates and prior learning.

Florida Tech

Hopebridge team members can work towards their degree at Florida Tech through online and on-site programs interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) with a 10% tuition discount. As the largest provider of online behavior analytic coursework, Florida Tech ABA Online students consistently score well above the national average on BCaBA and BCBA exams. Financial assistance and flexible course schedules are available.

National University

Students who choose to continue their education at National University while working at Hopebridge can receive a 15% tuition discount scholarship in applicable programs. The Hopebridge tuition reduction scholarship can be applied to most bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, including those related to a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis, Master of Arts in Human Behavior, Master of Arts in Performance Psychology, Master of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and more.

Purdue University Global

Our relationship with Purdue University Global provides a chance for a range of degree and certificate programs for undergraduates and graduates, including healthcare administration, education, nursing and psychology, which can help prepare you for the BACB exam. Financial perks include tuition reduction of at least 10% on courses, an introductory trial period prior to any tuition, and credit for previous coursework and experience. Plus, there’s no reason to wait, as Purdue Global’s programs begin every 11 weeks, with some start dates offered every six weeks.

What Students From Hopebridge Have to Say …

“The support from Hopebridge team members was the best part of the Fellowship program. Grad school is hard, then you have to take on the beast that is the board exam. It helped to have someone in my court telling me that I could do it; that I knew these questions and not to overthink them. They really hit home so I could grow and serve these families once I passed the exam.”

– Michelle Beliveau, BCBA

“It’s so rare to get this condensed of an introduction to autism. In most other pediatric settings, you’ll have some exposure to kids with autism, but this was a huge crash course on so many elements of the spectrum I wouldn’t have found anywhere else.”

– Leah, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA)