CAGS in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Our Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) programs provide students with opportunities to continue their graduate studies upon completion of a master's degree program.

The CAGS in applied behavior analysis provides further graduate education to students who have completed a master's degree in psychology or 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: Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • PSY520: Concepts and Principles
  • PSY530: Measurement, Data Analysis and Research Design
  • PSY540: Behavior Change Techniques and Procedures
  • PSY550: Behavioral Assessment and Selecting Interventions
  • PSY560: Systems, Management and Supervision

Students who are planning to sit for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board exam must also complete 1,500 hours of supervised experience or six credits of the practicum course PSY570: Applied Behavior Analysis: Intensive Practicum.

Learn more about costs, financing and success rates for this program.


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