ASU’s online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis pairs research and experience to prepare professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs. Courses enable students to focus on the population with whom they plan to work, as well as to gain knowledge and skills to use ABA across a variety of settings.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Courses in the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis combine a range of resources and technologies to provide students the opportunity to interact directly with program faculty and classmates. Our graduates are well prepared to provide evidence-based practices in ABA and consultative services and support to clients, community members and family members across a variety of settings.

ASU’s Teachers College offers university coursework pre-approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for students interested in sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination. BCBA certificants are equipped to meet and address diverse behavior needs and make a lasting difference in the community.

This 21-credit hour certificate program consists of 7 classes. The graduate certificate can be completed within a two-year period while concurrently pursuing an online graduate degree or as a stand-alone certificate. A Master of Arts in Special Education (Applied Behavior Analysis) is also available.

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01/13/2020
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Program Summary

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21

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Requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

Applicants are eligible to apply if they have earned a minimum of a bachelor's degree (business, economics, education, psychology or equivalent) or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official transcripts
  3. Personal statement describing the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this certificate
  4. Resume
  5. Proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

GRE scores are not required for admission.

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