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Psychology: Post-Baccalaureate Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis


This certificate program focuses on working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities, preparing you to sit for the National Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) Examination.

  • Our alumni become directors, consultants, or managers at special-needs schools, residential facilities, and human-service agencies
  • Our students have the highest pass rate in New York for the BCBA exam

Home to the first Applied Behavior Analysis program in the tri-state area, Queens College is a leader in the instruction of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Our experienced faculty are connected to schools and agencies, providing you with professional opportunities and experiences.

Why pursue an ABA Certificate at Queens College?

  • Beginning Fall 2015, classes taught by Queens College faculty will also be offered off-site, at the Manhattan Children’s Center on the Upper West Side
  • All classes run in the evening, so your studies will fit into a busy schedule
  • Get hands-on experience and university credit working with Queens College’s SIBS Club, the only program in New York City designed especially for siblings of children with autism
  • Take advantage of paid fellowship opportunities to learn how to practice applied behavior analysis and receive supervision

Learn More:

Visit the ABA Certificate page
Visit the SIBS Club page
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Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.
1. Applicants for admission must possess a BA or BS degree (but are strongly encouraged to have a Master’s degree) with an earned grade-point average of at least 3.0 (B). Maintenance of a GPA of at least 3.0 through the entire program is required. Additionally, applicants will be required to have some background in psychology (i.e., courses in learning, advanced experimental psychology, developmental disabilities, behavior analysis, etc.). Background in special education and/or field-based experience in behavior analysis are an added strength..
Transfer credits from other programs will not be applied to the completion of this program.



Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Fall Deadline June 1
Fall Extended DeadlineN/A
Spring DeadlineFall only 
Spring Extended DeadlineN/A

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Essay  500 Words

Accepts Non-MatricYes

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