Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate

Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate
21 Credits
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Learn critical skills for positions in the Behavior Analysis field. The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed for educational professionals who wish to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA). The program is 100% online and can be completed in 3-4 semesters.

What Sets This Program Apart?

  • Coursework sequence that has been verified by the the Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Alignment with the 5th edition of the BCBA Task List
  • Candidates develop professional research skills through research projects and coursework.

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis offers coursework that has been verified by the Association for Behavior Analysis International toward the requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) examination. Candidates will need to meet additional requirements (including completion of a master’s degree and supervised field experiences) to be eligible to take the examination. Professionals such as teachers or therapists who wish to gain knowledge in the content area of behavior analysis, but do not plan to become BCBA also make great candidates for the program. The program is 100% online and designed to be flexible for working professionals with asynchronous instruction.

Application Deadline

  • August 1

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Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) on all previous work completed beyond high school (secondary school)
  • An online application through the Graduate School’s application system
  • An essay of one to two pages describing the applicant’s professional experience and objective in pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • A copy of resume, listing the applicant’s education and professional experience
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college coursework attempted. Admitted students who plan to enroll will be required to submit their official transcript showing proof of a bachelor's degree to the Graduate Admissions before the end of their first semester of enrollment.
  • Official and satisfactory scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if English is not the applicant’s native language and he or she has not earned a post-secondary degree from a U.S. institution.

Courses - 21 semester hours

  • RSCH 7113 Single-Case Research
  • SPED 5200 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 5201 Science and Philosophy in Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 5202 Supervision and Consultation in Behavior Analytic Programming
  • SPED 5203 Ethics, Compliance, and Professionalism in Behavior Analysis
  • SPED 6225 Behavior Analytic Intervention in Communication
  • SPED 6502 Behavioral Assessment

*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour
  • $6,065.00 est. program cost

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour
  • $11,277.00 est. program cost

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour
  • $23,062.00 est. program cost