ABAI-Accredited and ACS Graduate Programs that Meet Requirements for BCBA® Certification

It’s understood that a master’s or doctoral degree in behavior analysis, education or psychology that includes qualifying coursework in behavior analysis is the education requirement for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board’s (BACB) Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®) credential.

Sponsored

Featured Programs:
Capella University - MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
Saint Joseph's University - Online Bachelor's or Master's Behavior Analysis Degrees and Certificates
BehaviorAnalysis@Simmons - MS in Behavior Analysis online. No GRE required. BACB®-Approved Course Sequence.

Where things get a little murky is in ascertaining exactly what constitutes qualifying coursework and how to be sure a program meets the curriculum requirements for certification.

The good news is there’s an easy way to eliminate any guesswork and to be sure a program will meet BACB’s curriculum requirements:

  • Approved Course Sequence – Select a program with pre-approved curriculum from the BACB’s Approved Course Sequence (ACS) list (it’s worth noting that some schools even offer the Approved Course Sequence separate from a graduate program for those that already have a graduate degree but just need to fulfill curriculum requirements to be eligible for certification)

OR

  • ABAI-BAAB Accreditation – Select a program that holds accreditation from the Association for Behavior Analysis International-Behavior Analysis Accreditation Board (it’s worth noting that all ABAI-BAAB–accredited programs include the ACS, though not all programs with ACS necessarily hold accreditation)

While it is still completely possible to qualify to take the BCBA® Exam even without selecting a program that meets these requirements, any program not listed here would need to be individually evaluated by the BACB to make sure it meets the board’s curriculum standards.

The idea behind enrolling in an ABAI-BAAB accredited program or one that otherwise includes an ACS is that it eliminates any doubt and saves the trouble of having to go through a curriculum evaluation. If you’re planning your education around eventually earning the BCBA®, it would be wise to consider an ABAI-BAAB accredited graduate program or one that otherwise includes an ACS.

Here you will find only the programs that have already been subject to thorough BACB review, that have been found to meet the rigorous ACS curriculum standards necessary to sit for the BCBA® Exam, and that have received a stamp of approval from the BACB, the ABAI, or both.

This list features both on-campus programs and online programs available through schools in each state. Online programs are usually available to students throughout the county and often have no residency requirements. This ensures easy and affordable access to a qualifying graduate degree program, even when one isn’t available near you.

 

Alabama

Jacksonville State University

  • MS in Psychology, emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

Auburn University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of North Alabama

  • Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Alaska

There are currently no programs available through schools in Alaska that meet curriculum requirements for BCBA® certification.

 

Arizona

Arizona State University

  • MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered online

Northern Arizona University

  • MS in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Arizona

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • MA in Behavior Support
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs are offered fully online

 

Arkansas

University of Arkansas

  • Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

 

California

University of the Pacific

  • MA in Psychology
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

California State University LA

  • MS in Counseling, Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

California State University Fresno State

  • MA in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

California State University Monterey Bay

  • Certificate Program in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered either on campus or in a hybrid online format

California State University Northridge

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus
  • Program offers intensive practicum designed to prepare students for the BCBA® exam

California State University Sacramento

  • MA in Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

California State University San Marcos

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

California State University, Stanislaus

  • MS Psychology program in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Azusa Pacific University

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Brandman University

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
  • Program offered online
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • MA in Special Education, Behavior Analysis
  • Program offered online and on campus
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence

Chapman University

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificate Program
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Fresno Pacific University

  • Graduate Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

La Sierra University

  • Doctorate of Education in School Psychology
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

National University

  • Graduate Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Pepperdine University

  • MS in Behavioral Psychology
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on-campus

San Diego State University

  • MA with an emphasis in Autism
  • Advanced Certificate in Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Touro University California

  • Master’s in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of California Los Angeles

  • PhD in Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of California Santa Barbara

  • Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Southern California

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Colorado

University of Colorado Denver

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered fully online

University of Northern Colorado

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
  • MA in Special Education- Intervention Specialist Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs are offered on campus

 

Connecticut

Southern Connecticut State University

  • Special Education Certificate Program- Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

University of Saint Joseph Connecticut

  • MS in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Western Connecticut State University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs are offered online

 

Delaware

There are currently no programs available through schools in Delaware that meet curriculum requirements for BCBA® certification.

 

District of Columbia

There are currently no programs available through schools in the District of Columbia that meet curriculum requirements for BCBA® certification.

 

Florida

University of South Florida

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus
  • Online CE learning modules offered

University of North Florida

  • MEd in Special Education: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

University of West Florida

  • MA in Exceptional Student Education with specialization in ABA
  • Post-Graduate Applied Behavior Analyst Course Sequence
  • Both programs offer a BACB pre-approved Course Sequence
  • Both programs are offered online

Florida State University Panama City

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology with a Specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

Florida Institute of Technology

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • PhD in Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs are ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Both programs offered on campus

Florida Atlantic University

  • MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a pre-approved BCBA® course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Florida Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BCBA® pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered online

Florida State University Panama City

  • MS in Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Nova Southeastern University

  • MS in Counseling with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered online

Rollins College

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus
  • Program offers an intensive practicum experience designed to prepare students for the BCBA® exam

University of Miami

  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

 

Georgia

Georgia State University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

University of Georgia

  • MEd in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MEd in School Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

 

Hawaii

University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • MEd Special Education: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered in a hybrid online format

 

Idaho

There are currently no programs available through schools in Idaho that meet curriculum requirements for BCBA® certification.

 

Illinois

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

  • MS in Behavior Analysis and Therapy
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

Aurora University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Kaplan University

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Northern Illinois University

  • Certificate of Graduate Study in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Trinity Christian College

  • MA: Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered in a hybrid online format

 

Indiana

Ball State University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs offer a course sequence pre-approved by the BACB
  • Both programs offered online

 

Iowa

Briarcliff University

  • MS in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Kansas

University of Kansas

  • PhD in Behavioral Psychology
  • MA in Applied Behavioral Science
  • Both programs are ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Programs offered on campus

 

Kentucky

Northern Kentucky University

  • MA in Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus with some hybrid online course offerings

University of Kentucky

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Louisville

  • Graduate Certificate in Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Louisiana

Nicholls State University

  • MEd in High Incidence Disabilities with Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

McNeese State University

  • MA in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus and online

Louisiana State University

  • MEd in Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Maine

University of Maine Farmington

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Southern Maine

  • MS in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Maryland

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus
  • Includes a practicum that is designed to prepare students for the BCBA® exam

John Hopkins University

  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

 

Massachusetts

Salem State University

  • MS in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Simmons College

  • MS in Behavior Analysis
  • ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

Assumption College

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Western New England University

  • Doctoral program in Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

Bay Path University

  • Ed in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Ed in Applied Behavior Analysis/Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • All programs offer course sequences that are pre-approved by the BACB
  • All programs offered on campus
  • All programs offer an intensive practicum designed to prepare students for the BACB exam

Cambridge College

  • Post-Master’s Behavior Analyst Certificate
  • Program offers a course sequence that is pre-approved by the BACB
  • Program is offered on campus

Elms College

  • MS in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Both programs offer a pre-approved BACB course sequence
  • Both programs are offered on campus
  • Both programs offer an intensive practicum designed to prepare students for the BCBA® exam

Endicott College

  • MEd in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a pre-approved BACB course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus and in an online/hybrid format

Fitchburg State University

  • Behavior Analyst Graduate Certificate
  • Program offers a pre-approved BACB course sequence
  • Program is offered in an online/hybrid format

Northeastern University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MS program offers an intensive practicum experience designed to prepare students for the BCBA® exam
  • Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs offer a BCBA® pre-approved course sequence
  • Both programs are offered online

Regis University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a pre-approved BACB course sequence
  • Programs are offered on campus

University of Massachusetts Boston

  • MEd in Early Childhood, ABA Emphasis
  • MEd in Elementary Education, ABA Emphasis
  • MEd in Special Education, ABA Emphasis
  • Graduate Certificate: Applied Behavior Analysis for Special Populations
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

  • MA in Psychology with an Applied Behavior Analysis Focus
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offers a hybrid online format

University of Massachusetts Lowell

  • Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Management in Autism
  • Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered online

Westfield State University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

William James College

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Michigan

Western Michigan University

  • PhD in Behavior Analysis
  • MA in Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs are ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Programs are offered on campus

Eastern Michigan University

  • MS in Clinical Behavioral Psychology
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Both programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Both programs are offered on campus

Grand Valley State University

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Michigan School of Professional Psychology

  • MA in Clinical Psychology with an Applied Behavior Analysis concentration
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs are offered on-campus

Michigan State University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered in a hybrid online format

Northern Michigan University

  • MS in Applied Behavior analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered in a hybrid online format

Oakland University

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Wayne State University

  • MEd in Educational Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • PhD in School Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Minnesota

St. Cloud State University

  • MS Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

Capella University

  • MS in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

University of St. Thomas

  • MA in Academic Behavioral Strategy
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

 

Mississippi

Mississippi State University

  • MS in Education, Concentration in School Psychology
  • MS in Psychometry
  • PhD in Education Psychology, Concentration in School Psychology
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs are offered on campus

University of Southern Mississippi

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

 

Missouri

Lindenwood University

  • MA in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Missouri State University

  • MS Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus
  • Program offers an intensive practicum designed to prepare students to sit for the BCBA® exam

Saint Louis University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Southeast Missouri State University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

University of Central Missouri

  • MS in Behavior Analysis & Therapy
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Missouri

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Missouri St. Louis

  • Graduate Certification: Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Washington University St. Louis

  • Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Webster University

  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

 

Montana

Montana State University Billings

  • MS in Special Education, Advanced Studies, ABA emphasis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Nebraska

University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute

  • Doctoral program in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program accredited by the ABAI-BAAB
  • Program offered on campus

University of Nebraska Omaha

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Midland University

  • MEd with Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Nevada

University of Nevada Reno

  • MA in Behavior Analysis
  • PhD in Behavior Analysis
  • MA satellite program in Behavior Analysis
  • All programs are accredited
  • Programs are offered on campus

University of Nevada Las Vegas

  • MEd in Special Education
  • Program includes a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

New Hampshire

Antioch University New England

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program includes a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

New Jersey

Caldwell University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program accredited by ABAI-BAAB
  • Program offered on campus

Georgian Court University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Kean University Nathan Weiss Graduate College

  • Post-Master’s Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis: Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Rider University

  • MA in Applied Psychology: Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Monmouth University

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Rider University

  • MA in Applied Psychology: Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Rowan University

  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Rutgers University

  • MEd in Special Education, Concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Seton Hall University

  • MA in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis Track
  • Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer BACB pre-approved course sequences
  • Programs are offered on campus

 

New Mexico

University of New Mexico

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Program offers BACB pre-approved course sequences
  • Program offered on campus

 

New York

Teacher’s College Columbia University

  • PhD in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MA in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs are ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Programs offered on campus

Queens College and Graduate Center of CUNY

  • PhD in Psychology from the Behavior Analysis Training Area
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

University of Rochester

  • Non-Degree Program in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MS in Human Development, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Both programs are offered on campus with hybrid options

Hofstra University

  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus or in a hybrid online format

Hunter College CUNY

  • Graduate Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus and online

Long Island University

  • Advanced Certificate Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Manhatanville College

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certification
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Mary Baldwin University

  • MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certificate on Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs are offered on campus
  • Master’s program offers an intensive practicum that qualifies students to sit for the BACB exam

Mercy College

  • Certificate of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BCAB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Queens College

  • ABA Certificate Program
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

The Sage Colleges

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism
  • Program offers a BACB exam
  • Program is offered on campus

St. John’s University

  • Advanced Certificate, Teaching Children with Disabilities in Childhood Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

St. Joseph’s College New York

  • Advanced Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Touro College

  • MS in Early Childhood Education & Special Education
  • MS in Childhood Education & Special Education
  • MS in Teaching Students with Disabilities
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered online

 

North Carolina

University of North Carolina Wilmington

  • MA in Psychology with concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

 

North Dakota

University of North Dakota

  • MS in Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered online

 

Ohio

University of Cincinnati

  • PhD from the School Psychology Program
  • MS from the School Psychology Program
  • Both programs are ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Programs offered on campus

Ohio State University

  • PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs are ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Programs offered on campus

Cleveland State University

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Program
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Kent State University

  • Behavioral Intervention Specialist Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Youngstown State University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma

  • MEd with Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • ABA Graduate Certificate
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

University of Central Oklahoma

  • MS in Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • MS in School Psychology
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

 

Oregon

Oregon Tech Wilsonville

  • MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Portland State University

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst Program
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

University of Oregon

  • MS in School Psychology
  • PhD in School Psychology
  • Programs offer BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

 

Pennsylvania

Arcadia University

  • MEd with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

California University of Pennsylvania

  • Phd in Special Education, Autism Track: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Phd in Special Education, General Track: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs offer a BACB-approved course sequence
  • Both programs offered on campus
  • Both programs offer an intensive practicum experience designed to prepare students for the BACB exam

Drexel University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Duquesne University

  • MEd in Special Education—Cognitive, Behavior, Physical/Health Disabilities
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

East Stroudsburg University

  • MEd in Special Education with Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Eastern University

  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus and in a hybrid online format

Gwynedd Mercy University

  • MS in Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered online

Lehigh University

  • MEd in Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

Mercyhurst University

  • MS in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus
  • Program offer an intensive practicum experience designed to prepare students to sit for the BCBA® exam

Pennsylvania State University

  • MEd in Special Education, Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MEd program offered online
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Certificate program offered on campus

Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on-campus

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

St. Joseph’s University

  • MS in Criminal Justice, Concentration in Behavior Analysis
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Shippensburg University

  • Post-Master’s Coursework in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Temple University

  • MS in Education: Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate Program
  • Both programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

University of Pittsburgh

  • MEd Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Pittsburgh Greensburg

  • MS in Psychology, Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Rhode Island

Salve Regina University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

 

South Carolina

Clemson University

  • Online Course Sequence for Board Certified Behavior Analysis Certification
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

 

South Dakota

There are currently no programs available through schools in South Dakota that meet curriculum requirements for BCBA® certification.

 

Tennessee

Lipscomb University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Both programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

Tennessee Technical University

  • MA/EdS in Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Memphis

  • MS Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Certificate Program
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

University of Tennessee Knoxville

  • PhD Special Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Vanderbilt Peabody College

  • PhD in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • MEd Early Childhood, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • MEd High Incidence, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • MEd Severe Disabilities, Applied Behavior Analysis Emphasis
  • Programs offer a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Programs offered on campus

 

Texas

University of Houston Clear Lake

  • MA in Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus
  • Program offers a practicum designed to prepare students for the BCBA® exam

University of North Texas

  • MS in Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BAAB accredited
  • Program offered on campus
  • Program offers partially online options

Sam Houston State University

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MA in Special Education (Low Incidence Disabilities and Autism)
  • Both programs offer BCBA® pre-approved course sequences
  • Both programs offered online

Baylor University

  • MSEd in Educational Psychology
  • MA in Educational Psychology
  • PhD in Educational Psychology
  • All programs offer a course sequence that is pre-approved by the BACB
  • All programs offered on campus

Texas A&M University

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online
  • Program offers an intensive practicum that is designed to prepare students for the BACB exam

Texas State University

  • MEd in Special Education, Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered online

Texas Tech University

  • MEd in Special Education- Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered fully online

University of Houston-Victoria

  • MS in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered fully online

University of Texas at Austin

  • MEd in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • MA in Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Certificate Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • MS Psychology, Behavior Analyst Emphasis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

The University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Utah

University of Utah

  • MEd in Special Education, Applied Behavior Analyst
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Utah State University

  • PhD Experimental and Applied Psychological Science, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Utah Valley University

  • MEd Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Vermont

Castleton University

  • MA in Education: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered in a hybrid online format

Johnson State College

  • MA in Education: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Virginia

George Mason University

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
  • Program includes a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on-campus or in a hybrid online format
  • Program offers an optional intensive practicum designed to prepare students for the BACB exam

James Madison University

  • MA in Psychological Sciences
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Lynchburg College

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Old Dominion University

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Program
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Shenandoah University

  • MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Virginia Commonwealth University

  • ABA Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus at Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, or Lynchburg College

West Virginia University

  • PhD in Psychology—Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

 

Washington

Central Washington University

  • Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program includes a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

Gonzaga University

  • MEd in Special Education, Functional Analysis Track
  • Program includes a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered on campus

University of Washington

  • MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program includes a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered either on-campus or online

Whitworth University

  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • MAT in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered either on-campus

 

West Virginia

West Virginia University

  • PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis
  • Program is ABAI-BABB accredited
  • Program offered on campus

 

Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

  • MS in Behavior Analysis
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

University of Wisconsin Platteville

  • MSE in Adult Education
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program is offered on campus

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Program offers a BACB pre-approved course sequence
  • Program offered fully online

 

Wyoming

There are currently no programs available through schools in Wyoming that meet curriculum requirements for BCBA® certification.

Back to Top