Applied Behavior Analysis (Advanced Certificate)


Welcome to the Applied Behavior Analysis (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the Applied Behavior Analysis (Advanced Certificate) program from acceptance to graduation.

Academic Plan


Total Credits

Earn at least 27 credits


Newly Accepted Students

Program Sequences

Consult the program sequence guides for a suggested order of courses. Program sequence guides also include when to take exams and other important non-course requirements.  Students must meet with their faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.

Hunter College Catalog

To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.

Clinical Experiences

Students in the Applied Behavior Analysis (Advanced Certificate) program participate in supervised practicum.


Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.

Certification and Licensure

There are two credentials that professionals in Applied Behavior Analysis can earn: New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

The curriculum of the Applied Behavior Analysis (Advanced Certificate) program is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board for Task List 4.

The Applied Behavior Analysis (Advanced Certificate) program does not meet the current educational requirements for the New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). Additional study is required. To become licensed as a behavior analyst in New York State, candidates must either apply to the Master of Science  in Applied Behavior Analysis program or apply to the School of Education as a non-degree student and complete 5 additional credits. For support with determining the best path toward New York State licensure, please contact your ABA faculty advisor. For more information on the Master of Science program, please visit the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis admissions page.  For more information on applying for non-degree study, visit the School of Education non-degree admissions page.

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