University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Applied Behavior Analysis - University of Pittsburgh Certificate Program

The University of Pittsburgh Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate program consists of the coursework required for a national certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis issued by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). The program's coursework partially fulfills the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Additional requirements include the possession of a master's degree, completion of supervised practicum hours, and successfully passing a national exam. While enrolled in the program, students may also pursue through the university, the intensive supervised practicum to acquire the practicum hours required by the BACB. Those who are interested should become familiar with the Board's requirements found on its website ( BCBA pass rates for first-time candidates taking the BCBA exam from the University of Pittsburgh can be found at on the BACB web site.

This program is specifically designed for:

  • Students who already have a Master's degree who wish to obtain a University of Pittsburgh certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis without having to enroll in a degree program; and
  • Students who are enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Pittsburgh other than the MEd in Applied Behavior Analysis who wish to include a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis as part of or in addition to their degree program

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