Saint Louis University's applied behavior analysis (ABA) certificate program involves the application of behavioral principles to produce socially significant changes in behavior. The curriculum includes six three-credit courses, with the option to complete three three-credit practica.
SLU's ABA certificate program is offered in full-time and part-time formats, and requires 18 credits, as follows:
Successful applicants should possess a master's degree from an accredited college or university in behavior analysis, education, psychology or a degree program where students have completed a Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)-approved course sequence.
It is recommended that students have taken prior coursework in applied behavior analysis or have independently studied ABA texts.
All admission policies and requirements for domestic students apply to international students along with the following:
All applicants who apply by the priority deadline of March 1 are reviewed for merit-based scholarships. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed for admissions until Aug. 1.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. As soon as an application is complete, it is reviewed.
Admission decisions are based upon overall application. Clinical experience in behavior analysis, potential or demonstrated leadership, and some background in research are important factors that are taken into consideration.
We recognize that when choosing to continue your education, cost can be a concern. To help ease that decision, we have identified the following financial aid resources.
FAFSA and Other Resources
Saint Louis University Student Financial Services provides a Graduate Financial Aid Handbook that outlines the process of financing your graduate education. The following links to resources in Saint Louis University Student Financial Services may also be helpful:
New and continuing students are eligible for merit-based scholarships. Prospective students who apply for admission by the priority deadline are automatically screened for scholarship eligibility. No additional application is required; awards are based on information provided in the admission application.
The priority deadline for the fall is March 1.
Please note that the terms of scholarship are subject to change if the student petitions for a degree transfer or fails to remain in good academic standing.
|ABA 5746||Principles & Concepts in Behavior Analysis||3|
|ABA 5774||Measurement & Experimental Design||3|
|ABA 5747||Behavioral Assessment||3|
|ABA 5748||Behavior Change and Process||3|
|ABA 5749||Behavior Change and Ethics||3|
|ABA 5931||Special Topics in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
|ABA 5932||Special Topics II in Applied Behavior Analysis||3|
Persons seeking BACB certification must complete 333-334 clock hours of ABA field practicum/semester under the supervision of a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students may choose to complete their practice experience or up to three three-credit practica courses. Fall practica placement is dependent upon initial meeting with practicum liaison and date of acceptance.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.
For additional admission questions please contact,
Kristi Richter, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
School of Social Work