Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Program Description

The  program in applied behavior analysis provides students with the necessary coursework and field experience  for becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, which is a national certification. Students are required to complete a year of supervised fieldwork in applied behavior analysis with both individual and group supervision.

Our program complies with existing standards for professional certification set by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. The coursework may also be taken in coordination with the M.A. in Special Education.


Applicants seeking admission for this program must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official transcript of master's degree conferral from an accredited institution
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. A writing sample

For further details, please contact the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations at (936) 294-1108 or visit the Office of Graduate Studies program page at .

Certificate Requirements

Specified Courses
SPED 6301Applied Behavior Analysis3
SPED 6303Behavioral Assmt & Interventn3
SPED 6304In-Home Training & Family Iss3
SPED 6306Eval & Measurement Of Behavior3
SPED 6307Behavior Change & Sys Support3
SPED 6309Internship3
SPED 6314Thesis I-Rsch Mthd-Bhvr Analys3
SPED 6328Practicum in Behavior Analysis3
Total Hours24