The online certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis provides students with the necessary coursework preparation for certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. It requires coursework on the basic principles of behavioral science and its research methods but emphasizes course work and training in application (e.g., assessment, analysis, intervention, evaluation). Its objective is to advance empirically based solutions to problems of individual and societal importance, both local and global.
Applicants to the program must meet one of two requirements:
1. A Master’s degree (or higher) in an area of psychology (such as applied behavior analysis, child development, school psychology, etc.) or currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in this area; or
2. A Master's degree (or higher) in Education (such as regular or special education) or currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral program in this area.
To be eligible to take the Behavior Analyst Certification Board exam, students must have supervised experience working with client populations. It is strongly recommended that incoming students who have not already completed supervised experience as part of their master's degree requirements do so while completing the Certificate coursework. However, this supervised experience is not part of the Certificate curriculum.
For more information on admission to a graduate certificate program at KU, see the policy on Admission to Graduate Study. Applications may be submitted at http://graduate.ku.edu/ku-graduate-application.
Certificate students must complete the following six courses for a total of 18 graduate credit hours:
|ABSC 770||Within Subjects Research Methodology and Direct Observation||3|
|ABSC 771||Introduction to Applied Behavioral Science||3|
|ABSC 850||Principles of Behavior Analysis||3|
|ABSC 851||Ethical, Legal, and Professional Issues in Applied Behavioral Science||3|
|ABSC 852||Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities||3|
|ABSC 853||Behavioral Assessment||3|