Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate

The goal of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is to prepare graduates to assume supervisory behavior analyst roles in schools and service agencies and to serve as independent consultants. This program is designed for the student who possesses a graduate degree in either psychology or education. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has verified this course sequence as meeting the course requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.

This program includes six core courses in behavior analysis that explore the principles and procedures of applied behavior analysis in-depth and address its philosophical underpinnings. Students may elect to complete their supervised experience hours by taking Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 1 (CAEP 8417) and Intensive Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis 2 (CAEP 8418), in addition to the six required courses.

Courses are delivered in an online format. Students attend lectures virtually and view supplementary material on their own schedules, taking advantage of technological advances that promote student learning and increase student-to-instructor and student-to-student communication.

Students take one or two courses each academic term, and courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer full semesters. Behavior Assessment (CAEP 6327) and Research and Design Methods (CAEP 6328) serve as prerequisite courses to the remaining courses in the program.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

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