There is a growing need for well-trained certified professionals in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Our program is perfect for individuals who seek to make positive changes in individuals’ lives through the implementation and dissemination of ABA practices. 

By the end of our program, students will be able to:

  • Core principles of ABA.  
  • How to collect, analyze, and graph data. 
  • Ethical codes of conduct outlined by QABA. 
  • Skill acquisition programming rooted in ABA. 
  • Behavior reduction interventions rooted in ABA. 
  • Different types of antecedent interventions rooted in ABA. 
  • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and how to best support clients with ASD. 
  • How to conduct functional behavior assessments and related behavior assessments. 
  • How to design appropriate supervision programs and become an effective supervisor. 
  • How to evaluate behavioral progress through the use of single-case design methodology. 

Our program is verified and approved by Qualified Applied Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board (QABA®).

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Program Course Schedule


Students must already have obtained a graduate degree (i.e., Master’s degree or higher) in any field OR are concurrently earning a graduate degree.

To complete this program, candidates must complete all 7 courses with letter grades of “C” or better AND pass ED X309D.5. Click here for information about the QBA examination and requirements. 

Please note that UCSB DOES NOT award the QBA certificate. Please review UCSB's Licensure and Certification Disclosures

In order for students to become a qualified behavior analyst (QBA), you must complete 270 coursework hours, accrue 1500 supervised fieldwork hours, and pass the exam administered by QABA.  For more information click here.