There is growing demand for Behavior Analysts! Recent labor data collected by the Behavior Analyst Certificate Board (BCBA) relates that:

  • Demand for both behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts have increased every year since 2010. However, there is a step change of a 127% increase for individuals holding BCBA/BCBA-D certificates and of a 184% increase for individuals holding BCaBA certificates from 2017 to 2018.
  • In 2018, there were 16,109 job postings that either required or preferred BCBA/BSBA-D in the U.S., and 2,204 job postings that either required or preferred BCaBA certification.

Source: Behavior Analyst Certification Board. (2019). US employment demand for behavior analysts: 2010-2018. Littleton, CO: Author.

The Applied Behavior Analysis Advanced Graduate Certificate program* has been approved by The Association for Behavior Analysis International. The program will not only advance your knowledge in radical behaviorism, but also will prepare you to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to work with people with behavioral needs and improve their quality of life.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination.

SPED 5890 Introduction to Applied Behavioral Analysis (3)
SPED 5900 Concept and Principles of Behavior Analysis (3)
SPED 5901 Behavior Change Procedures (3)
SPED 5703 Functional Behavioral Assessment and Intervention (3)
SPED 5902 Supervision and Staff Performance (3)
SPED 5903 Ethics and Professional Issues in Applied Behavior Analysis (3)
SPED 5850 Single-Subject Research Designs (3)

***Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Additionally, we provide experience settings for students living in Saint Louis area to accrue practicum hours required by the Board Analysts Certification Board.


Applied Behavior Analysis Academic Programs

Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis





Leesha Teel
Special School District, St. Louis, Mo., pursuing an advanced certificate in ABA

Veronica L. Kyle
Captain, South Carolina, U.S. Army "Most of my classmates are already working in the field in some shapes or forms. However, I plan on using my degree after I got out of the military."

Current student: Brittney S. Smith
Self-employed, pursuing a MA in Special Education with an emphasis in ABA "My former coworkers were attending (the program) and said it was an excellent school to attend, so I gave it a shot. I am happy I did (although I am online only) and there are resources I can use as if I were in the classroom."


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