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  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

    Overview

    The accredited online Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate will prepare clinical and educational leaders in the field of evidence-based interventions using behavior analytic theory and techniques. Leaders from this program will be highly successful candidates for institutions searching for knowledgeable and skilled behavior analytic consultants, program coordinators, senior clinical directors and interventionists.

    Online Open House

    View our archived online open house to learn more about the program.

    Program Features

    • The program is flexible for full-time and part-time students.
    • Students will have the option to complete their practicum at the AJ Drexel Autism Institute and in regional mental and behavioral health care provider agencies.
    • The research and expertise of the AJ Drexel Autism Institute and the staff of the ABA program are published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and other top-tier behavioral and school psychology journals.
    • Opportunity to publish master's or mentor supported research projects.
    The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved Drexel's Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®.
    Applicants must meet additional requirements to qualify.

    State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved Drexel's Applied Behavior Analysis course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination®.
    You must meet additional requirements to qualify.
    Required Courses  
    EDEX 630Fundamental Elements of Behavior Change4.5
    EDEX 631Measurement and Experimental Design4.5
    EDEX 632Behavioral Assessment and Functional Analysis4.5
    EDEX 633Behavioral Interventions4.5
    EDEX 634Consultation, Systems Change and Supervision4.5
    EDEX 635Ethical Considerations and Professional Conduct4.5
    Total Credits27.0

    View Course Descriptions

    Admissions Criteria

    • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
      • An essay describing why you're interested in pursuing this program
      • Resume
      • Additional requirements for International Students

      An interview with faculty is also required.

      Tuition

      The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit)


      • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
      • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations.
        • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
        • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
        • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
        • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

       

      Academic Calendar

      2017-2018 Academic Year

      Term 
      Classes Begin 
      Classes End 
      Exams Begin 
      Exams End 

      Fall 2017     

      September 25, 2017

      December 9, 2017

      December 11, 2017

      December 16, 2017

      Winter 2018 

      January 8, 2018

      March 17, 2018

      March 19, 2018

      March 24, 2018

      Spring 2018 

      April 2, 2018

      June 9, 2018

      June 11, 2018

      June 15, 2018

      Summer 2018 

      June 25, 2018

      September 1, 2018

      September 4, 2018

      September 8, 2018

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