Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Graduate Program Director & Advising Coordinator

Dr. Clare Liddon

Program Director

Building 57 , Room 3525


Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1

Admits during fall term only.
Admission Requirements

University requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.        
Additional program requirements:
  • For BCaBA and non-certification track students - bachelor's degree
  • For BCBA - master's degree in Special Education, Behavior Analysis, or Psychology


Program Overview

This certificate includes a course sequence approved by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB), offering content consistent with the BACB 4th Edition Task List. After completing this course work in good academic standing, students are eligible to apply and sit for the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst exam (with a bachelor’s degree and approved experience hours) or Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam (with a relevant master’s degree and approved experience hours).

Special Notes about the Program

Courses are offered primarily in face-to-face and hybrid formats. Intensive practicum experience not included in certificate program.


Curriculum: 6 BACB approved courses:

EEX5612 Prin of Applied Beh Analy I (3 Credits)

EEX5617 Prin of Applied Beh Analy II (3 Credits)

EEX5619 ABA in Dev Disab and Autism (3 Credits)

EEX6301 Research in Special Education (3 Credits)

EEX6625 App Beh Anal Ed and Perf Mgmt (3 Credits)

EEX6747 Ethics in ABA and Ed Settings (1-3 Credits)


Curriculum and Requirements
Total Program
Credit Hours
Average Length
of the Program
1.5 - 2 years