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Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate Certificate

Acquire the basis in learning and behavioral principles needed to work with individuals with special needs and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).


The graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is a six-course sequence (18 semester 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 16 months, which includes three consecutive semesters and one 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 Behavior Support offered through the Special Education Program. If you already have a qualifying master's degree, the certificate coursework can be taken independently.

View detailed program information

Career Level: Graduate Certificate
Degree: Graduate Certificate
College: College of Education

Cost & Eligibility

Per Unit Cost: $653
*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.