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Students may also pursue national certification in behavior analysis.                 Both our ABA master’s and advanced certificate programs are pre-approved by ABAI as verified course sequences (VCS).

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a certification provided by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board. Broadly, certifications attest to a particular level of skill and many employers favor hiring individuals  with certifications. In the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, the BCBA is  considered the reputable certification. The BCBA credential is broad and not specific to working with any particular population or in any particular state.

The curriculum of the ABA Master’s and Certificate programs are approved by the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) for Task Lists 4 and 5.

Supervised Experience

While you are enrolled or after completing your coursework, you must also accrue 1500 hours of supervised experience (2000 hrs. after Jan 2022). See the BACB guidelines for supervised experience and opportunities to accrue during your time at Queens College on the Supervised Experience/Fellowship tab.

**Note: To practice behavior analysis legally in New York State, you must also be licensed. See NYS licensure tab.


(718) 997- 3294 
Sally Izquierdo, Director

Application Deadlines

May 1 for ABA MA
May 1 for ABA AC