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Behavior Analysis applies the basic principles of behaviorism to examine human behavior and develop and implement effective plans to change behavior. Professionals with training in behavior analysis work in a variety of educational and clinical settings to help individuals with behavior and learning problems. To learn more about UC's online Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis, please visit http://behavioranalysis.uc.edu
International students must prove English proficiency prior to being admitted. English proficiency can be documented in several ways. The most common way is by providing a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. The TOEFL score must meet University, College, and Departmental requirements prior to being admitted including minimum scores of 580 (paper test), 237 (computer test), and 92 (internet test).
Any TOEFL score not meeting a departmental requirement must be waived by the Department Head or Graduate Program Director. However, any TOEFL score not meeting the University minimum requirement of 520 (paper test), 190 (computer test), or 68 (internet test) must be approved for a waiver from the Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Please be advised that some students may send computer based test scores, while others the traditional paper test or the new internet based test. English proficiency can also be documented with a 6.5 overall ban score on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). English proficiency can further be demonstrated with a 47 on the PEARSON Test of English (PTE). Finally, English proficiency can be demonstrated by completing a bachelor’s degree at an English speaking college/university or by completing Level 112 of English instruction at ELS Language Centers.
The online Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis accepts applications three times each year — Fall, Spring, and Summer. The upcoming application deadlines are as follows:
The online Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate at the University of Cincinnati provides an in-depth examination into the core competencies of applied behavior analysis. The coursework addresses the provision of assessment and intervention services to individuals in both educational and clinical settings. The program focuses on the core competencies of applied behavior analysis as published by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, including behavioral assessment, functional behavior assessment/analysis, intervention for academic & behavior problems, data-based decision making & single-case design research methodology, and ethical standards for practice.
The program is comprised of six, 3-credit hour courses, each 15 weeks in length. Students can enroll three times per year — Fall, Spring, and Summer — and complete the program in as little as one year. All hours must be completed from UC’s School of Human Services, as transfer credits are not accepted.
In order to complete the online Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis from the UC College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, a student must:
The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Individuals who wish to make a difference and advance professionally in an educational or clinical setting would most benefit from the online Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis. This program will help professionals working with individuals with behavior or learning problems.
Interest in the field of behavior analysis has increased steadily. According to the Association for Behavior Analysis International, behavior analysis is capable of producing remarkable results in classroom learning.
Individuals with appropriate training and credentialing in behavior analysis are prepared to take on a variety of positions in school, clinical, and residential settings serving individuals with special needs. In addition, with training in behavior analysis, individuals may choose to take positions as consultants with agencies serving these populations. Further, with increased focus on the identification and treatment of individuals with autism, individuals with training in behavior analysis are in greater demand.
Additional career options are listed on the Career Development Center's Web site.
This curriculum information is intended as a general information guide for students considering enrollment in this program. These online tools are designed to assist you, but are not a substitute for planning with an academic or faculty advisor.
If you are currently confirmed or enrolled, you can check your degree requirements online. If you are considering transferring to this major from another school, use u.select to see how credits you have earned will transfer to UC. See course descriptions by college.
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