Understand the Driving Forces of Human Behavior With an Online Graduate Certificate

Certificate in Behavior Analysis

  • Format: Online
  • Number of credits: 21
  • Average duration: 1.5 to 2 years

  • Application deadline: December 15, 2024
  • Start date: January 20, 2025

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Students who complete Lehigh’s Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis are equipped to become influential analysts who drive positive change. Behavior analysts, using assessments and evidence-based interventions, improve the lives of people with behavioral issues and contribute to the overall well-being of a diverse range of communities. The program combines academic rigor, practical application and a supportive community, preparing students for an impactful career in a growing field.

Who Can Benefit?

Our program is designed to help prepare students to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination and to enhance analytical skills and experience. The program is designed for individuals who currently hold a master’s degree but are seeking additional educational credits to sit for the BCBA exam. It is also a great fit for professionals seeking behavior analysis skills that are relevant to their current careers.

Are you a professional without a behavior analysis master’s degree who has or is working toward the experience requirements needed to sit for the BCBA exam? Our Master of Education in Behavior Analysis might be a good fit for you!

Behavior analyst in the classroom

Career Path

Our program combines academic rigor, practical application and a broad curriculum, preparing students for successful and impactful careers in a variety of growing fields. Behavior analysis professionals might work with children with autism, individuals with developmental disabilities or anyone in need of behavioral support in settings like schools, clinics, and hospitals. Some of the many roles that students pursue after the program include:

  • Clinical director or supervisor
  • Educational consultant
  • Researcher
  • Organizational behavior management (OBM) specialist
  • Applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapist
  • Developmental specialist
  • Forensic behavior analyst
  • Human services manager
  • Private practice
  • Health and wellness coach


Advertised wages for Board Certified Behavior Analyst roles increased 20% between March and September 2023.

— Lightcast™

Begin To Prepare for the BCBA Exam

Gain the knowledge required for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst examination. This program complies with Behavior Analyst Certification Board requirements, making sure students gain all the information they need without unnecessary noise.

Learn Flexibly From Experts

Online students join a program that prioritizes flexibility through asynchronous coursework, meaning that you can complete the program without sacrificing your professional and personal commitments. With Lehigh’s small class sizes, you will also benefit from personal attention from experienced instructors who truly care about your success.

The Pennsylvania Educator Tuition Incentive provides a
10% discount
on up to 18 credits per year

Ready to learn more? Download our program brochure, and explore our curriculum, admissions and FAQ pages.

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