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Master of arts and/or
coursework in special education

Applied Behavior Analysis

The Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis  and the Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis are designed to prepare professionals to plan, implement and evaluate interventions using applied behavior analytic techniques. To apply these courses to meet eligibility for the BCBA® credential, individuals must already hold a Master’s degree or complete the certificate program in conjunction with a Master’s degree in an acceptable field of study: behavior analysis, education or psychology; applicants who are unsure whether the field of study of their degree is acceptable should request a preliminary review by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) prior to applying to the program.

This program is available entirely online nationwide and in approved international areas.

The WVU Applied Behavior Analysis Program offers two options:

NOTE: Only individuals who document that they have already earned a Master’s degree or are currently enrolled at WVU in an approved area may be admitted to the graduate certificate program option.

Request information from sped@mail.wvu.edu or direct questions to 304-293-3450.

WVU is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the ABA course sequence is approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB®) as the course component for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) credential.