The graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed to meet the educational requirements for certification by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board*. This 6-course sequence and associated practicum focuses on integrating research, basic principles, and specialized coursework with fieldwork in the areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and behavioral health. Prospective students will have a choice to complete either the certificate alone, or as a concentration while pursuing a graduate degree in Special Education.
*The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved this course sequence as meeting the coursework and supervision requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®.
*Prospective students who wish to pursue the graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis (ABA) must currently have a master's degree or be working toward a master's degree. The ABA certificate is often paired with the master's degree in special education; it is separate from the master's degree in applied behavior analysis (MABA).
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A university certificate of completion will be awarded to students who complete the six-course sequence. Students are responsible for meeting the work experience and exam requirements listed below.
*You can also choose to apply online for free.