Program Description

Our Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program offers specialization in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and meets the academic coursework requirements for certification in behavior analysis through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).

Note: in addition to the academic coursework offered by this certificate, individuals pursuing a BACB credential would also need a graduate degree, appropriate supervised experience, and passing grade on the national certification exam. 

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified our courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination. This program is designed for individuals who are currently working towards or already have their graduate degree. For a sample course schedule, click here. For a list of the ABA sequence courses, click here


Admissions Requirements:

  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • A professional statement - describe reasons for seeking the certificate, your reasons for applying to Rutgers for the certificate, your goals for how you will use the certificate, and a description of the qualities you possess that will allow you to succeed in the field of behavior analysis
  • Transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Resume or CV

*Please note that GRE scores are no longer required. 

Applications deadlines: Fall Semester, rolling admissions and Spring Semester, rolling admissions

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For information on the Certificate program, contact Rachel Diaz at