Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

Please note: Applications for Spring 2025 and onward have been suspended until further notice. 

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis consists of seven courses that comprise the FIU graduate Verified Course Sequence. The certificate is designed for individuals who already have a graduate degree and wish to complete the coursework required to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

The VCS courses will be offered over three semesters (12 months). Class attendance is required. Live meetings will be held via Zoom once or twice per week, beginning at or after 5 p.m. EST. Supervised field work experience is not provided through the graduate certificate program.

Certification requires coursework, supervised fieldwork and examination. Details about the certification requirements and process are available at

Admission to the graduate certificate program is for the spring only.

  • Courses


    EAB 5700 Introduction to the Concepts & Principles of ABA (3 credits)
    EAB 5797 Single Case Research Methods (3 credits)
    EAB 6780 Ethical Code in BA (3 credits)


    EAB 5701 Behavior Assessment (3 credits)
    EAB 6770 Behavior Technologies (3 credits)


    EAB 6707 Advanced Concepts & Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
    EAB 6717 Science & Practice of Verbal Behavior (3 credits)
  • Cost & Application

    The total cost of the program is $12,453 for 21 credits (seven courses).

    In order to enroll in these courses, you will have to complete an online application and submit the following:

    1. Official academic transcripts confirming the completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education (or equivalent) and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate work
    2. Current resume or curriculum vitae
    3. You must be enrolled in a graduate program at FIU or another University or have already completed a graduate degree.

    Deadline to apply is August 15. Admitted students start in the spring semester.

    Please note: Applications for Spring 2025 have been suspended.