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Board Certified Behavior Analyst working with child

Become a leader in educational or behavioral health settings.

Prepare for careers in schools and behavioral health settings as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBAs®). This certificate establishes a pathway for both professionals or current students who possess or are pursuing a master’s degree or higher. BCBAs® are professionals with specialized training in applied behavior analysis who provide systematic, evidence-based services to promote socially significant skill acquisition and address behaviors that interfere with successful functioning. Become a leader in an educational or behavioral health settings where behavior analysts support individuals of all ages and are key interdisciplinary members that work alongside educators or other related health providers. 

Admissions Requirements

For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to the Public Health & Health Sciences Department in the current graduate catalog. Additional requirements for international applicants. For more information, visit International Admissions Requirements.

For more information about the  Graduate Certificate in Board Certified Behavior Analyst, contact Graduate Admissions at 605-658-6200 or by email at gradadmissions@usd.edu.

Application Deadline: June 1

The Board Certified Behavior Analysis certificate will be collaborating with LifeScape for assistance with clinical placements. LifeScape is a non-profit organization serving Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Sioux City, which provides 13 different service lines to children and adults with complex medical care needs, physical and developmental disabilities, and behavior disorders.