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Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis
Graduate Certificate

Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis
Graduate Certificate

Not accepting new students

The Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate program is not accepting new students at this time.

The Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Post-Master’s Program is a 2-year, 24-credit program. Our program offers courses that are verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International® (ABAI) as meeting specific faculty and coursework standards.

In addition to these academic requirements, the ABAI also requires applicants to complete supervised behavior analytic experience to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. View BCBA pass rates.

Requirements

Fall Semester

  • PSY 534 - Philosophical Underpinnings of ABA
  • PSY 525 - Implementing Behavior Analysis in Educational Settings

Spring Semester

  • PSY 509 - Concepts and Principles of ABA
  • PSY 526 - Measurement and Design in ABA

Fall Semester of Second Year

  • PSY 529 - Ethics and Professionalism in ABA
  • PSY 531 - Behavioral Assessment

Spring Semester of Second Year

  • PSY 532 - Behavioral Interventions
  • PSY 533 - Supervision and Management

Total Credits: 24

University requirements for graduate admissions

  • Submit an application via the online portal. Be sure to provide your full legal name and to capitalize the first letter of all proper nouns.
  • Pay non-refundable $60 application fee (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) via the online portal. For Nursing applicants, the non-refundable application fee is $75.
  • Statement of Purpose, minimum 300 words. Unless otherwise indicated in the program requirement details, indicate your graduate study objectives, research interests and experience, and business or industry experience if applicable. If you are applying for a teaching or research assistantship, include any special skills or experience that would assist us in making assistantship decisions.
  • Resume
  • Transcripts for all post-secondary institutions attended (regardless of whether a credential is earned or not). Unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled a final official transcript is required. International students applying for Data Science must submit semester-by-semester transcripts as well as consolidated transcripts. 
  • Many programs have specific recommendations/requirements, please see the additional program-specific requirements for more information.
  • International students: official TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson PTE or Duolingo (if accepted by program) score. Unofficial scores are accepted for admissions application review, once enrolled official scores are required and must be sent by the testing agency (copies/scans not accepted). This is required of any applicant who did not earn a bachelor’s degree or higher degree from an accredited academic institution in the U.S. or accepted English-speaking country, see exemptions for more details. The Duolingo test is not accepted for the following programs: Art Education, Biology/Marine Biology, Luso-Afro-Brazilian Studies & Theory, Marine Science and Technology (MS, PSM, PhD), Nursing (MS, DNP, PhD), Portuguese Studies, Professional Writing and Communication, Psychology (ABA, Clinical, Research), and Public Policy. 
  • All official documents are required for enrollment, please have documents (ie. test scores) sent prior to the expiration. 

Program deadlines

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