APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

The 6-course sequence of the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate certificate focuses on integrating research, basic principles, and specialized coursework with fieldwork in the areas of intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and behavioral health. Prospective students will have a choice to complete either the certificate alone, or as a concentration while pursuing a graduate degree in Special Education.

Course Requirements

  • EDSP 501 Behavior Management: Intro to ABA and Behavior Change
  • EDSP 502 Educational Research: Single Subject
  • EDSP 536 Ethical, Professional, and Legal Issues
  • EDSP 640 Basic Principles of Behavior
  • EDSP 650 Functional Behavior Assessment and Intervention Development
  • EDSP 660 Advanced Seminar: Applied Behavior Analysis

A university certificate of completion will be awarded to students who complete the six-course sequence.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for those who wish to complete the course sequence without enrolling in the MSPED program have not been finalized. However, basic requirements will include a bachelor's degree in special education or closely related field, a 3.0, and relevant work experience.


Contact Us

Kseniya Kampova
Graduate Enrollment Coordinator
Phone: 814-824-3384
Email: kkampova@mercyhurst.edu