Mar 01, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Applied Behavior Analysis, Certificate of Graduate Study

The post-master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis prepares students for careers as Board Certified Behavior Analysts ® (BCBAs ® ) in school and behavioral health settings. BCBAs provide systematic, evidence-based services to promote socially significant skill acquisition and address behaviors that interfere with successful functioning. BCBAs typically conduct behavioral assessments; design, implement, and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions; and provide behavior analytic training, consultation, and supervision.

The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program of study includes eight courses (24 graduate credits). These courses have been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst ® (BCBA®) examination. The program is offered fully online (synchronous Zoom meetings) or with on-campus components. Students in both online and on-campus programs benefit from regular opportunities to interact directly with program faculty and participate in real-time learning activities with their peers.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board ® (BACB®) credentials professionals as Board Certified Behavior Analysts® (BCBAs®). To qualify for BCBA certification (Behavior-Analytic Coursework Pathway), individuals must possess an acceptable graduate degree, complete acceptable behavior-analytic coursework, complete an acceptable supervised fieldwork experience, and pass the BCBA examination. The Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program is designed for students with earned graduate degrees and offers behavior-analytic coursework verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) to meet training standards established by the Fifth Edition Task List (2017). Completion of supervised fieldwork experiences and the BCBA examination must be arranged by students independent of the program. Supervised experiences may occur concurrent with or upon completion of the coursework.

Additional information about BCBA certification requirements may be obtained here:

Additional information about state legislation regulating the licensure and practice of behavior analysts may be obtained here:

Recommended Course Sequence

The following course sequences are recommended for students pursuing full-time study. Part-time options are also available.