The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program offers a coursework sequence that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). These courses align with the 5th Edition Task List developed by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™ (BACB). Students in our graduate certificate program also have the opportunity to complete a practicum in ABA for supervision purposes, within the Applied Behavior Analysis Family Service and Research Clinic.


Admission Requirements

A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA during the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.

The program of study covers the 315 classroom hours of graduate level instruction, as required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board™. This includes:

  • Professionalism, BACB Compliance Code and Disciplinary Systems – 45 hrs
  • Concepts and Principles, Philosophical Underpinnings – 90 hrs
  • Experimental Design, Measurement, Data Display and Interpretation – 45 hrs
  • Behavior Assessment – 45 hrs
  • Behavior-Change Procedures, Selecting and Implementing Interventions – 60 hrs
  • Personnel Supervision and Management – 30 hrs


Program of Study


Perspective students should review the BACB requirements for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Please review the BACB field work requirements prior to applying. These requirements are not included in the the Graduate Certificate in ABA.

In addition to the 21-credit hours in Applied Behavior Analysis, a graduate degree is required for BACB exam candidates. The graduate certificate in ABA can be infused into a degree program for those students who do not possess a master’s degree.


  Application Deadline

  • Fall Only: April 15



Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid.



Program Coordinator

Dr. Elizabeth R. Lorah
Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction