Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis
Northeastern University

Program Details

This post-graduate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis is designed for students who possess a master’s degree in Education or Psychology and want to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students will learn best practices for addressing the most complex behavioral problems and learning challenges.

The program focuses on in-depth studies of topics such as conditioned reinforcement, motivational influences on behavior, and errorless teaching procedures. Coursework for this online special education certification meets educational requirements to sit for the BCBA exam. An optional intensive practicum allows students to complete supervised experience hours required by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. 

Graduates have gone on to work in sectors such as:

  • Healthcare services
  • Education
  • Community and social services
  • Business development
  • Entrepreneurship

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northeastern University is accredited by:

New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants must have a master's degree in Education or Psychology.