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Graduate Certificate - Online

Applied Behavior Analysis

This fully online certificate, when paired with the appropriate Master’s Degree, is designed to prepare candidates to be competent practitioners in Applied Behavior Analysis. The program will appeal to prospective students who are interested in professional careers in education, health care, and/or other settings in which they work with children, adolescents, and/or adults who have behavioral challenges.

The need for BCBAs has increased 800% in the last decade in educational and clinical settings


Graduate Certificate - Applied Behavior Analysis

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Board Certified Behavior Analysts
Psychological Assistants
Special Education Assistants
Social Work
Private Practice



6 online courses
Tuition estimate $8,832
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Program Benefits

Advance your career
Multiple start dates throughout the year
Seven-week courses
100 percent online
Enhance your credentials
Advance your professional knowledge 

Required Courses

EDIS 6010: Applied Behavior Analysis I (ABA-I) (3)
EDIS 6020: Applied Behavior Analysis II (ABA-II) (3)
EDIS 6030: Intensive Applications and Settings in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
EDIS 6040: Educational Applications of Behavior Analysis (3)
EDIS 6050: Single-Case Design Research in Education (3)
EDIS 6060: Ethical Practices in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine basic behavior concepts
  • Apply fundamental elements of behavior change
  • Complete a Functional Analysis for an individual and create programming based on the assessment results and knowledge of appropriate intervention
  • Apply the Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (PECCBA) and the relevant state ethical codes to issues of practice in ABA
  • Analyze educational applications of behavior analysis to areas of socially significant behavior for populations other than individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Design a research experiment to systematically replicate findings from a study published in a peer-reviewed academic journal

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate certificate is contingent on having a bachelor’s degree and a master's degree (either completed or in the process of completing one). 

Application Requirements


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Note:  All graduate level programs use the same Graduate College Application. A $45 nonrefundable application fee is assessed for domestic applications. The international application fee is $75.


Submit Transcripts

Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree granting institution must be submitted.

Request official transcripts be sent to:

Graduate College
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403


Applicants must also submit GRE, OAE or Praxis test scores.

International applicants are also required to submit scores from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTEA), or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Successful completion of ELS 112 will also be accepted for this requirement.

A statement of purpose is also required.

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate certificate from the College of Education & Human Development

All courses count towards
Master of Education in Special Education

Updated: 01/04/2023 04:09PM