Online Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Online Applied Behavior Analysis Program

The first New York ABA-certification program running under the newest state regulations.

With an online Advanced Certificate or M.S. in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) from St. Joseph’s University, you'll learn to understand the factors that influence the behavior of people all around you. 

With a focus on behavior interventions, planning and implementation, ABA students use their advanced certificate to teach functional behavior skills to individuals at every age level — infancy through adulthood.  

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis
Unleash your potential and make a difference.

The M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis program available at St. Joseph’s University, New York’s Online Campus offers students an enriched background in behavior analytic theory, as well as comprehensive training and supervision in the practice of behavior analytic assessment and intervention for individuals with autism, autism spectrum disorders or related conditions.

With a strong core knowledge base of behavior analytic principles, our students graduate well-equipped to become Licensed Behavior Analysts (LBA) and/or Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA).




Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
What can you do with an advanced certificate in ABA?

As licensed behavior analysts, students have the opportunity to work with individuals who have a medical diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum disorders or related disorders in a variety of public and private settings — including schools, homes, day programs, communities, residential and vocational training settings, businesses and related human service agencies.


Notice for Out of State Residents

The Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Post Graduate program at St. Joseph's University satisfies the requirements for completion of two pathways through an ACS (approved course sequence) for New York State and a VCS (verified course sequence) for the BACB (Behavior Analytic Certification Board). The VCS for the BACB leads to Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification which is recognized internationally. The ACS for New York State leads to NYS Behavior Analyst licensure (NYS LBA) which allows analysts to practice ABA with anyone who has a medical diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and a prescription for ABA in New York State. 

For students living and/or practicing ABA outside New York State, St. Joseph's University, after making all reasonable efforts, cannot determine whether the Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis Post Graduate program meets certification and licensure requirements in any of the other 49 states, the District of Columbia, or in US territories. The University recommends that students living and/or practicing outside New York investigate whether the NYS LBA is applicable/recognized in the state in which they wish to practice. To review the licensing board guidelines for the state in which you wish to practice, you may use the following link:

For specific information for each state please view our Online ABA Disclosure for Out of State Students page.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Katherine Granelli at [email protected].

Career Outcomes

Looking for a career that spans multiple disciplines? ABA-certified individuals work in multiple fields. Employees executing the principles of applied behavior analysis work in schools, hospitals, clinics and homes. Any place where behavioral, natural science and mental health are valued.

Official ABA Licensure Details

The Advanced Certificate in ABA and M.S. in ABA meet the newest meets the newest academic requirements for licensure as Licensed Behavior Analyst in accordance with Subpart 79-17 of the New York State Commissioner’s Regulations. License applicants must meet additional requirements as outlined by NYS Education Law Title VIII, Article 167 and Commissioner’s Regulations Subpart 79-17.  

The program also meets the academic requirements for eligibility to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) examination.