Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate

Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate
21 Credits
Admits Fall
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Become a BCBA with UNC Charlotte's Online Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

Advance your career in Behavior Analysis with UNC Charlotte's flexible, online Graduate Certificate program. Designed for aspiring Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), this program equips you with critical skills through verified coursework, research opportunities, and asynchronous instruction. Complete the program in 3-4 semesters while balancing your work and personal life.

Why Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis from UNC Charlotte?

By choosing UNC Charlotte's online Grad Certificate in Behavior Analysis, you'll enjoy a number of advantages including:

  • Verified coursework: Meets the 5th edition BCBA Task List and is approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) for eligibility to take the BCBA exam.
  • Focus on research: Develop strong research skills through coursework and dedicated research projects.
  • Earn your certificate online in three semesters: Complete the program in as little as three semesters or take longer. The program offers flexibility for working professionals and is 100% online with asynchronous instruction.

Program Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 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. 

What Can You Do As A Board Certified Behavior ANalysT?

UNC Charlotte alumni who are Board Certified Behavior Analysts serve in diverse occupations such as:

  • School Psychologists
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
  • Medical Assistants

Strong salary expectations

Lightcast, a global leader in labor market analytics research, collects job and salary data from UNC Charlotte graduates. Lightcast surveyed UNC Charlotte graduates who are Board Certified Behavior Analysts and found their estimated average annual salary to be $72,400.

Application Deadline

  • This program is accepting fall admissions only and has a August 1 deadline. View the admissions tab for further details.

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Application Deadline: 

  • August 1 (fall)

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

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

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