Applied Behavior Analysis, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

University of Nebraska at Omaha

  • Fully Online
  • 12
    Credits
  • $412.00
    In-State
  • $412.00
    Out-of-State

Program Overview

Admissions and Requirements

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A Master's degree

    A master's degree in psychology, education or a related area

  2. 3 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. A written personal statement

    1000 word essay describing why you see admission to this program.

  5. Official transcripts from all previous schools

  6. PTE Exam

  7. A cover letter or resume

  8. 1 letter of recommendation

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Complete and submit the online application for admissions 
  • Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee

Courses You’ll Take

Course Information

12 credit hours (4 courses) minimum are required. For eligibility for the BCBA exam, all courses (18 credits) and Practicum (6 credits) are required. 

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
PSYC 8576/MMI 857Behavior Analysis and Intervention3
Introduction to experimental methodology, rationale and research literature of changing behavior through behavior modification techniques. Particular attention will be paid to methodological concerns regarding single subject design, ethical considerations and ramifications of behavior intervention with children and youth. (Cross-listed with PSYC 4570). Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.
PSYC 8700/MMI 870Ethics and Law for Psychological Applied Behavior Analysis3
Introduction to experimental methodology, rationale and research literature of changing behavior through behavior modification techniques. Particular attention will be paid to methodological concerns regarding single subject design, ethical considerations and ramifications of behavior intervention with children and youth. (Cross-listed with PSYC 4570). Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.
PSYC 9040/MMI 904Proseminar: Learning3
A comprehensive and intensive coverage of experimental literature on learning in humans and animals. Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.
PSYC 8550/MMI 850Psychotherapeutic Inventions3
This course provides graduate students knowledge in the application of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that can be utilized with children and adolescents in school, home, and family settings. Various approaches and techniques are presented along with supporting research. Observation and participation in clinical cases may be arranged. Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Permission of instructor. Not open to non-degree graduate students.
PSYC 9100/MMI 910Small n Research Designs3
This course uses applications of research methodology that involve direct observation and single-subject designs to identify evidence-based practices that address clinical problems experienced by individuals across a variety of settings. Topics covered include behavioral assessment techniques, graphing data, single subject experimental designs, and consumer satisfaction with interventions. Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor.
PSYC 9570/MMI 957Applied Behavior Analysis3
A comprehensive introduction to experimental methodology in applied behavior analysis. Topics covered include observational recording systems, reliability indices, procedural implementation of behavioral techniques, single-subject research designs and a broad review of the research literature. Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): A minimum of one course in learning theory (PSYC 8576/MMI 870, PSYC 9040/MMI 904, or equivalent) and permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.
PSYC 9470/MMI 947Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis6
750-1000 hours. This course uses applications of research methodology that involve direct observation and single-subject designs to identify evidence-based practices that address clinical problems experienced by individuals across a variety of settings. Topics covered include behavioral assessment techniques, graphing data, single subject experimental designs, and consumer satisfaction with interventions. Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Must be admitted to a graduate level PSYC program or permission of instructor.

Tuition & Fees

Nebraska Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$412.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$464.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1236.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1392.75

Out of State Residents

Per Credit Hour

Tuition
$412.00
Fees
$52.25
Total
$464.25

3 Credit Hours

Tuition
$1236.00
Fees
$156.75
Total
$1392.75
William Higgins, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Professor

Dr. Higgins is the director of the Autism Care for Toddlers (ACT) Clinic that provides early and intensive behavioral interventions to young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. His focus is on increasing capacity for intensive ASD services and integrating behavior analysis into the primary-care setting. Higgins conducts research focused on extending the reach of behavioral healthcare through web-based technologies.

Application Deadlines

Rolling admissions. Application review will begin upon receipt of all required application materials.

Association of Behavior Analysis International