Saint Joseph's University

Certificate in Behavior Analysis

The Behavior Analysis Certificate program is designed to provide participants with foundational knowledge of behavioral evaluation and intervention strategies. Learn more about this exciting online program from Saint Joseph's University here.

Official Program Name:

Post-Master's Certificate - Behavior Analysis

School Offering Program:

Saint Joseph's University

Degree Level:

Post-Master's Certificate

Program Prerequisites:

Professionals who could benefit from enrolling in this program might include educational consultants, school counselors, speech-language pathologists, social workers, or teachers. Previous training in child and adolescent psychology, human development, sociology, or behavioral disorders could prove helpful. Applicants to Saint Joseph's University's program should have earned at least a Master's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Behavior analysis is recognized as one of the 'best practices' in the field of autism, behavioral health, addiction, and corrections. Students will develop the skills to transfer basic principles of behavior analysis into effective comprehensive functional behavioral assessments, behavioral interventions, and program evaluations. Professional ethics and field-specific legal issues are also intended to be integrated into the series. This program meets the coursework requirement needed to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination; however, additional internship requirements must be met in order to sit for the exam.

Learning Format:


Total Credits Required:

18 credits

Financial Aid:

Financial assistance may be available in the form of student loans or grants. Active military, reservists and spouses of these military personnel may be eligible for tuition discounts for online degrees and graduate level certificate programs. Contact Saint Joseph's University to learn more.

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Required Courses for a Behavior Analysis Certificate:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Saint Joseph's University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • CRJ 622: Basic Principles of Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • CRJ 623: Applied Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • CRJ 624: Behavior Analysis: Consultation (3 credits)
  • CRJ 625: Behavioral Development (3 credits)
  • CRJ 626: Clinical Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • One elective of your choosing (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Individuals who have completed the Behavior Analysis Certificate program could be able to continue their training and enroll in an advanced degree program. A graduate degree program could allow individuals to strengthen the knowledge they've received through the certificate program and allow them to develop their applied research abilities as well as gain practical skills in the field. By completing additional coursework, Behavior Analysis Certificate program participants could earn Saint Joseph's University's Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a specialization in Behavior Analysis.

Career Paths:

Upon completion of this Saint Joseph's University series, job prospects could be sought with community organizations, human services agencies, schools, or correctional facilities. Individuals who are already employed could be able to undertake additional responsibilities related to their profession.

Depending on one's undergraduate training and related experience, opportunities could be sought as a:

  • Behavioral consultant
  • Classroom behavioral specialist
  • Community support companion

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