Graduate Certificate in Psychology — Applied Behavior Analysis
Make a difference in the lives of others. EKU’s 100% online certificate in applied behavior analysis provides an accelerated path to the Certified Behavior Analyst designation for students already possessing a qualifying master’s degree.
Rooted in established, evidence-based practices and principles, our comprehensive program prepares graduates to pursue rewarding careers in the rapidly growing field of applied behavior analysis. Graduates are prepared to work in school, residential, or community-based settings and with different populations including, children, adults and seniors. This program meets the educational requirements for students who wish to pursue a career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Graduates with a qualifying degree who have completed supervised experience requirements are qualified to sit for the BCBA exam and, upon passing, are eligible to pursue independent practice and insurance reimbursement for services provided.
Format: 100% online
*With departmental approval
Note: Program candidates must possess a master’s degree in psychology, education or behavior analysis.
This program meets the educational requirements for pursuing certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). In addition to their educational requirements, graduates of this program will need to pass an exam, complete supervised experience requirements, and complete an application process to become certified. The final step of passing the BCBA exam provides eligibility to pursue independent practice and insurance reimbursement for services provided.
See the Behavior Analyst Certification Board website for up to date details.
If you are interested in earning a master’s degree look at our master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in applied behavior analysis.
What sets our program apart?
Providing a practitioner-focused program, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as addressing problem behaviors, behavioral research and measurement, building new behaviors, and foundations, concepts and principles in applied behavior analysis.
- 100% online — No required campus visits
- Accelerated 8-week terms
- Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) Verified Course Sequence
- Graduates with a qualifying degree who have completed supervised experience requirements are qualified to sit for the BCBA exam and, upon passing, are eligible to pursue independent practice and insurance reimbursement for services provided.
- GRE waived for students with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
- Reduced tuition for active duty military members
- Research opportunities
- Free online tutoring and career services assistance
- Personalized graduation plan
Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors,including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.