Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program seeks to provide students with the knowledge base necessary for eligibility to take the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) exam. The curriculum, which is based on the BACB Fourth Edition Task List, includes six courses, all of which are offered online. Four standard programs of study are available; students may take one or two courses each term and may elect not to enroll at all during the summer, regardless of course load chosen. Special programs of study may also be arranged.

A representative program in which students take two courses during the academic year and the summer off follows. Behavior Assessment (CAEP 6327) and Research and Design Methods (CAEP 6328) are taken first as they are prerequisites for enrolling in the remaining four courses.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.


A grade of B– or higher is required in each course.

Basic Core
CAEP 6327Behavior Assessment3
CAEP 6328Research and Design Methods3
CAEP 6329Service Administration3
CAEP 6331Advanced Learning Seminar 13
CAEP 6334Applied Programming Seminar 13
CAEP 6336Systematic Inquiry 13

Intensive Practicum

Note: The intensive practicum is optional. Consult your faculty advisor.

CAEP 8417Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 12
CAEP 8418Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 22

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

18 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required