CAGS in Applied Behavior Analysis

The Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in applied behavior analysis provides further graduate education to students who have completed a master's degree in a related field and are interested in seeking national certification as an applied behavior analyst. To earn this certificate, students complete six courses (18 credits).

Required courses:

  • PSY510: Applied Behavior Analysis: Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • PSY520: Applied Behavior Analysis: Concepts and Principles
  • PSY530: Applied Behavior Analysis: Measurement, Data Analysis and Research Design
  • PSY540: Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavior Change Techniques and Procedures
  • PSY550: Applied Behavior Analysis: Behavioral Assessment
  • PSY560: Applied Behavior Analysis: Systems, Management and Supervision

Students also complete 1,500 hours of practicum experience supervised by a board-certified behavior analyst, or 750 hours of practicum experience as part of the coursework in PSY570: Applied Behavior Analysis: Intensive Practicum in order to sit for the national certification exam.