Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
≈ Months to Complete
- Fall Only: April 15
|Tuition / credit hour||$437.54|
|Fee / credit hour|
|Network & Data Systems||$11.10|
Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2021 rates for students studying completely online. If an online student takes a course on campus, tuition and fees will differ.
Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid
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Elizabeth R. Lorah, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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.
To be eligible for admission, you must either have a master's degree or be currently enrolled in a master's degree program.
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
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.