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Behavioral Intervention in Autism, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #1053 (BCR) Online
Early behavioral intervention is key in the successful treatment of autism. University of Massachusetts Lowell's Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the UMass Medical School's Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, has developed an online, graduate-level Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate Program.


Students may pursue either of the following two program options:

  • The Behavioral Intervention in Autism Graduate Certificate with Coursework Preparation for the BACB Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam A six-course online graduate certificate program designed for those interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB).
  • The Behavioral Intervention in Autism Graduate Certificate at University of Massachusetts Lowell A four-course online graduate certificate program designed for those interested in learning more about behavioral intervention in autism, who are not necessarily interested in pursuing Behavior Analyst certification.

Courses are taught by expert behavior analysts from around the country who work for some of the most respected centers for autism treatment and research.

In addition to the Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate Program, the University also offers two master's degree programs towards which many of the autism certificate program courses may be applied:

  • An Online Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Autism Studies Option for Professional Educators (M.Ed.) An interdisciplinary master's degree for professional educators with a focus on Autism Studies.
  • An On Campus/Online Master's Degree in Autism Studies (M.S.) A blended master’s degree in Autism Studies, featuring a combination of online and on-campus courses, which provides all the coursework and supervised experience needed to qualify for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam.


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an accredited member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Accreditation indicates that the University is recognized and approved by regional and national associations concerned with the quality of higher education, and it assures that study undertaken here has transfer value to other accredited institutions of higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Behavioral Intervention in Autism
  • Teaching and Positive Behavioral Support in Autism
  • Measurement & Experimental Design in Behavioral Intervention
  • Functional Analysis and Treatment of Challenging Behavior
  • Behavioral Intervention Program Models in Autism
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Professional Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • National Students - UMass Lowell Graduate Admissions offers rolling admissions for all programs
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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General Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose (1-2 pages in length)
  • All official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Application fee
  • Proof of valid teaching license in their state or GRE or successful completion of the Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate Program
  • Resume or CV

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26370 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26370 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14590 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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