Applied Behavior Analysis Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (Post-bac) in Applied Behavior Analysis introduces students to one of the most frequently utilized treatment approaches for children and adults with special needs, such as autism and developmental disabilities. This Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program is designed to provide students with the necessary coursework required to apply for certification as a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA®). In addition to coursework, the BCaBA® certification requires a bachelor’s degree, 1000 hours of supervised practice and passing the BCaBA certification exam. For more information please see Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. standards at www.bacb.com. While the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc® has approved the courses in the Post-bac program as meeting the coursework requirements for the Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst® certification, applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify for the BCaBA® certification.

Curriculum

  • Total semester hours (s.h.) required for program completion: 15
  • Thesis requirement: None

Coursework

The following courses make up the Applied Behavior Analysis Post Baccalaureate Certificate program.

Required Courses: 15 Semester Hours (s.h.).

Required Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
PSY 02310 Learning and Behavior 3
PSY 01316 Behavioral Assessment and Measurement 3
PSY 02305 Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 01424 Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
PSY 01425 Fieldwork in Applied Behavior Analysis 3
Total Program Semester Hours: 15

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)

  • Current professional resume

  • Typewritten statement of professional objectives

    • Provide reasons for pursuing the program. Describe how you might use this program to advance your career (educational goals beyond the master's level, if applicable, are also relevant).
  • Two letters of recommendation (While the official Recommendation Form is required, an actual letter from the recommender is preferred. The applicant is encouraged to get at least one letter from a referent who can speak to the applicant's academic abilities, such as a former professor; and at least one letter from a referent who can speak to the applicant's professional abilities and behavior, such as a supervisor.)

  • Interview (Applicants will be contacted directly by the Faculty Admission Committee regarding the interview. The interview can be in person or via telephone.)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the Applied Behavior Analysis Post-Baccalaureate Certificate program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2018 01/16/2018 11/01/2017
Summer 2018 05/23/2018 04/01/2018
Fall 2018 09/04/2018 07/01/2018

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$371 $160.75 $531.75