Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
The certificate program complements the existing MS in Applied Behavior Analysis. The MS degree is for those individuals with a bachelor’s degree seeking a master's degree and a program of coursework and practicum leading to Board Certification in Behavior Analysis. The Certificate program is for those individuals who already have a master's, Educational Specialist, or Ph.D. degree and wish to acquire additional knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis.
This UNO ABA certificate program does not lead to Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) unless one takes all courses in the ABAI verified course sequence and completes 1500 or 2000 hours of required supervised fieldwork. The supervised fieldwork is not offered as a course in the ABA Certificate program and must be arranged independently by the student. See BACB for more details on attaining BCBA and requirements for supervised fieldwork.
All coursework is online. However, all online courses require a synchronous meeting, typically weekly, which students will join via Zoom video or other online meeting platform. All courses, including online courses, follow a semester schedule sequence. Our online courses are not offered asynchronously.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, but keep in mind that our courses do follow a sequence offered over the academic year, so fall start time is typically preferred.
Applicants must submit online application to the UNO graduate office including:
Resume or Curriculum Vita
One official copy of transcripts for ALL institutions previously attended
If English is not the language of nurture, official test scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam are required
- 500 on the written TOEFL
- 173 on the computer-based TOEFL
- 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL
- 5.5 on the IELTS
- 44 on the PTE
Master’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA, a major or a minor (or at least a 15-credit concentration) in psychology, education, or a related area
Statement of purpose: a 1000-word essay describing why you seek admission to this program
At least one letter of recommendation
It is recommended that the applicant contact the ABA Certificate program director prior to or upon submitting application to discuss if this program matches the applicants professional goals.
For the UNO ABA certificate, 12 credit hours (4 courses) minimum are required. For eligibility for the BCBA exam, all courses (24 credits) and 1500 or 2000 hours of supervised fieldwork are required. Note that some courses are offered through the University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute and will require the student to complete inter-campus registration.
PSYC 9040/MMI 904: Proseminar: Learning (3 credits)
PSYC 8550/MMI 850: Psychotherapeutic Interventions (3 credits)
PSYC 8576/MMI 857: Behavior Analysis and Intervention (3 credits)
PSYC 8700/MMI 870: Ethics and Law for Psychological Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
PSYC 9570/MMI 957: Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
PSYC 9100/MMI 910: Small n Research Designs (3 credits)
PSYC 9140/MMI 914 Assessment and Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3 credits)
PSYC 9050/MMI 905 Applied Behavior Analysis in Education (3 credits)
In order to successfully complete the Applied Behavior Analysis graduate certificate program, students will be required to earn at least a grade of “B” (3.0 in scale where 4.0 = A) in each course.
Other Program-Related Information
To enroll in each course, students must obtain instructor approval and permit prior to registration.