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Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate Certificate


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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 21
Cost Per Credit: $653
University of Arizona College of Education

College of Education

Program Details

The graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a seven-course sequence (21 credit hours) that meets all coursework requirements and addresses all information required to take the BCBA exam. The courses can be completed over several semesters or as quickly as 6 semesters including summer session. All coursework is offered fully online.

Those interested in taking the BCBA exam must also have at least a master's degree and experience supervised by someone who already holds the BCBA.

If you are interested in a Master of Arts degree, view our fully online master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis offered through the Special Education Program. If you already have a qualifying master's degree, the certificate coursework can be taken independently.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


Students must complete these seven 3-unit courses to complete this program. Courses include: 

SERP 502: Behavior Principles and Disability: Assessment and Intervention
SERP 529A: Advanced Positive Behavioral Support
Return to Browse Course Catalog SERP 529B: Advanced Positive Behavioral Support
SERP 552: Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis
SERP 553: Ethical Issues in Behavior Analysis
SERP 555: Personnel Supervision and Management
SERP 590: Single Subject Research Design