Post-Bachelor's Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Education or Psychology
Certificate Type: Post-baccalaureate
Number of Credits to Completion: 27.0
Instructional Delivery: Campus; Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 9 to 15 months
Financial Aid Eligibility: Aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 42.2814
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3031
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About the Program

Behavior analysis is a widely accepted and validated scientific approach to the description and investigation of the environmental arrangements that occasion behavior. Extensive research with proven methods and impressive findings has helped develop the technology now called applied behavior analysis. Behavior analytic clinical and research advances have led to significant contributions in educational programming, and mental health and behavioral health assessment and treatment approaches.

The post bachelor's certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis will prepare clinical and educational leaders in the field of evidence-based approaches using behavior analytic principles and techniques. Graduates from this program will be highly successful candidates for institutions searching for knowledgeable and skilled behavior analysts serving in a variety of roles in behavior analytic settings. Interested students will also be prepared to transition to PhD programs in Applied Behavior Analysis and related fields.

Admission Requirements

Students applying to this program should have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA).
  • Completed graduate school application.
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
  • Two letters of recommendation - professional or academic.
  • An essay describing why the applicant is interested in pursuing graduate study in this field.
  • An interview, in person or by phone, may be conducted by the admissions committee with those applicants who meet Graduate Admission’s standard admissions criteria.

Program Requirements

Core Applied Behavior Analysis Courses
EDEX 630Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change4.5
EDEX 631Measurement and Experimental Design4.5
EDEX 632Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis4.5
EDEX 633Behavioral Interventions4.5
EDEX 634Consultation, Systems Change and Supervision4.5
EDEX 635Ethical Considerations and Professional Conduct4.5
Total Credits27.0

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the Core Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify including a Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in Applied Behavior Analysis, Education or Psychology.   

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
EDEX 630Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change4.5
 Term Credits4.5
Term 2
EDEX 631Measurement and Experimental Design4.5
 Term Credits4.5
Term 3
EDEX 632Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis4.5
 Term Credits4.5
Term 4
EDEX 633Behavioral Interventions4.5
 Term Credits4.5
Term 5
EDEX 635Ethical Considerations and Professional Conduct4.5
 Term Credits4.5
Term 6
EDEX 634Consultation, Systems Change and Supervision4.5
 Term Credits4.5
Total Credit: 27.0

Additional Information

For more information about this program, contact:

Kyra Dukes, MS
Program Manager
Applied Behavior Analysis Program

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