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Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis

The ABA Certificate is designed to meet the needs of multiple populations. If you’re a post-baccalaureate graduate who is not intending to pursue a graduate degree, a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking student who wants to develop job-specific skills in applied behavior analysis, or a graduate interested in pursuing some of the coursework that could allow you to seek certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or a Board Certified Behavior Behavior Analyst (BCBA), this certificate will help you reach your goals. Currently, UTSA is the only institution within Bexar County or the surrounding area to offer this type of certificate to students.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applications are submitted through the UTSA Graduate Application. Please upload all required documents (listed below) on your UTSA Graduate Application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure completion and submission of the application, a nonrefundable application fee, and all required supporting documents are on file with UTSA by the appropriate application deadline.

Applied Behavior Analysis (CERT)
  Required Degree Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or have proof of equivalent training at a foreign institution
  Minimum GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) departments may consider GPA of last 60 semester credit hours
  Coursework 18 credit hours in an area related to this graduate degree and at least 12 hours must be at the upper-division level
  Transcripts* Required from all institutions attended; international transcripts must be recorded/translated to English
  Credential Evaluation Required if you have earned university-level credit from foreign institutions, submit an evaluation of your transcripts from Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) directly from the graduate admission application platform
  TOEFL/IELTS Score 562 TOEFL Paper / 84 TOEFL Internet / 7 IELTS scores for International applicants (exempt countries)
*Unofficial transcripts will be taken into consideration for admissions; however if admitted into the program, you must submit official transcripts to the University.
Apply for Spring/Summer 2023 Apply for Fall 2023 or Spring/Summer 2024

Admission Deadlines

Applicants are encouraged to have their admission file completed as early as possible. All applications, required documents and letters of recommendation if applicable must be submitted by 5:00 PM U.S. Central Time on the day of the deadline. Deadlines are subject to change.

Applied Behavior Analysis (CERT)
Completed applications will be reviewed for admission on rolling basis. Decisions generally will be made and sent to applicants within 4 to 6 weeks of receiving the application.
  Fall Spring Summer
International June 1 October 1 Not Available
Domestic August 1 October 1 Not Available

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Career Options

UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. The possible careers below is data pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls information from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program.


  • Most graduate courses are offered in the evening in the 6 PM to 8:45 PM time frame.
  • Some of the graduate courses are offered at the Downtown Campus.

Student Development Specialist

Samantha Sifuentes

210-458-2721

samantha.sifuentes@utsa.edu