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Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate

Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science

Capella University's online Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate prepares you to support children and adults with behavioral disorders. Due to a nationwide shortage of qualified practitioners, opportunities have grown for applied behavior analysts, and through this program you can supplement your previous undergraduate or graduate education.

The courses in Capella's Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis are approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

You can also maximize your educational investment: Credits from this certificate program will transfer into the Capella Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Career Outcomes

Capella's online Applied Behavior Analysis certificate program—taught by faculty with top academic credentials, Behavior Analyst Certification Board® (BACB) certifications, and deep practitioner experience—focuses on behavior analysis concepts and research methods, plus applied behavior analysis techniques. Those who successfully complete this certificate program will be prepared to assess behavioral problems, design and implement interventions, and perform effective behavior supervision. People who choose this certificate are often interested in providing or managing behavior analysis services in an educational, corporate, government, or nonprofit setting; becoming an independent behavior analyst; or incorporating behavior analysis skills into their therapeutic, coaching, or teaching role.

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start January 8th

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$15,400 estimated tuition*
$485 per credit, 30 total quarter credits, 0 max transfer credits

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Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Online - Capella University

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

10% Military Discount

Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a discount.

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Employer & Association Discounts

Many employers and organizations partner with Capella to offer tuition discounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more. 

Employer Reimbursements

Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees, even if there’s no formal program. Check with your manager or HR dept.

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
PSY7702 Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY7703 Applied Behavior Analysis Research and Application
PSY7704 Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism
PSY7705 Ethics for Applied Behavior Analysis
PSY7706 Issues in Assessment, Intervention Support, and Related Systems

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

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Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

Career Center

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Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Online - Capella University

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