The Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) pairs research and experience to prepare professionals to work with individuals with special learning and behavior needs.
The Applied Behavior Analysis Online Graduate Certificate is designed for professionals with undergraduate degrees in education or related fields to use Applied Behavior Analysis to create, coordinate and/or implement ABA-based interventions with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, other disabilities, and/or challenging behavior.
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. The program is 21 graduate credits, asynchronous, and is offered fully online.
The 21-credit verified course sequence for the Applied Behavior Analysis certificate includes:
All credits in the certificate can count toward a Master of Science in Education in Special Education through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Students must maintain a grade of C or better in all courses.
Verified Course Sequence pass-rate information is published annually. Pass-rate data are not published for sequences with fewer than six first-time candidates in a single year or for sequences within their first four years of operation.
Fill out a Request Information Form to get in touch with a program representative about the ABA certificate or to find out more on the process to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
To qualify for admission to the certificate program, students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet graduate admission criteria.
The online Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $610.55 USD per credit as a resident and $1,198.54 USD per credit as a non-resident for the 2023-24 academic year.
If you compare our graduate tuition to others, you will find that this per-credit price is quite reasonable.
What creates this value?
Graduate students can purchase textbooks and other instructional materials through the University Bookstore or elsewhere online. Students should verify what materials are needed with their instructor.
Students enrolled in the Graduate certificate programs are not federal aid eligible.
Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. For more information, please reach out directly to the Financial Aid department.