Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Online Coursework

Practicum required



Credit Hours


≈ Months to Complete

Application Deadline

  • Fall Only: April 15

Estimated Cost

Tuition / credit hour $430.69
Fee / credit hour  
Library $2.91
Network & Data Systems $10.78
Off-Campus $30

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2019 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.

Tuition & Fees Information  

Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid

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The graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis offers a coursework sequence that has been pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™, as well as the opportunity to enroll in practicums for the completion of supervision hours. The courses align with the current course requirements set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board™.

To be eligible for admission, you must either have a master's degree or be currently enrolled in a master's degree program.


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The program of study covers the 270 classroom hours of graduate level instruction, as required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board™. This includes:

  • Ethical and Professional Conduct - 45 hours
    Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis - 45 hours
    Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
    • Measurement (including data analysis) - 25 hrs
    • Experimental Design - 20 hrs
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change & Specific Behavior Change Procedures - 45 hrs
    • Identification of Problem Behavior & Assessment - 30 hrs
    • Intervention & Behavior Changes Considerations - 10 hrs
    • Behavior Change Systems - 10 hrs
    • Implementation, Management, and Supervision - 10 hrs
  • Discretionary - 30 hrs


Please refer to for information on the requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination®. Those interested in taking the BCBA® exam must have an acceptable degree from an accredited university and a defined period of supervised practical experience. Those acceptable degrees include psychology and education. Finally, there are supervision requirements that may not be included for the Graduate Certificate in ABA. Please make sure that you are familiar with those requirements prior to applying.