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Program Information


Certificate courses:

Advanced post-certificate courses:

Admission Information

If you are interested in applying for admission, please contact:
Mary E. Brady, PhD
Director of Professional Development
Center for Social Development and Education
Tel 617.287.7254


Bachelors Degree in Education, Psychology, or related field with permission from the Program Director.

Graduate Application Form

You may apply online (recommended), or download an application, at:

Learning Outcomes

The Applied Behavior Analysis Graduate Program prepares graduates to be effective practitioners who can assess, design, implement, and evaluate applied behavior analysis (ABA) programs using ethical and professional practices and interactions. Our graduates will provide these services in a range of settings, such as neighborhood and specialized schools, residential programs, and work programs serving children and adults with disabilities.

The ABA Program’s Learning Outcomes are aligned with the Behavior Analysis Certification Board accreditation agency’s Task List, Professional Disciplinary and Ethical Standards, and Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts.

Upon completion of the ABA Graduate Certificate Program, graduates will be able to:


Dan Almeida PhD, Simmons College, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Preference Assessment, Functional Assessment, Autism Treatment, Transition to Adulthood, Severe Challenging Behavior, Organizational Behavior Management

Frank Bird, MEd, Boston College, BCBA
Applied Behavior Analysis: Research to Practice, Ethical Practices, Functional Behavior Assessment, Program Integrity, Severe Challenging Behaviors

Mary E. Brady, PhD, MBA, Boston College
Administration and Program Design, Curriculum Design for students with severe disabilities, Innovative Models of Professional Development.

James T Chok, PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Stereotypy, Functional Analysis, Anxiety, severe challenging behavior.

Rita Gardner, MPH, Boston University, BCBA
Organizational Behavior Management, Systems Analysis, Applied Behavior Analysis: Traumatic Brain Injury, Autism.

Jill M. Harper, PhD, University of Florida, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems.

Nicole A. Heal, PhD, University of Kansas, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Designing Efficacious and Preferred Learning Environments, Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behavior.

Melissa B. Loureiro, MA, CAGS, University of Massachusetts Boston, BCBA
Applied Behavior Analysis: consultation within a public school setting, positive behavior interventions and supports, supporting students with social- emotional needs within a public school setting, functional behavior assessments.

Jacquelyn M. MacDonald, PhD, Western New England University, BCBA-D
Applied Behavior Analysis: Observational learning, Behavior Momentum, Early Intensive Behavior Intervention research.

Kelly McConnell PhD, Western New England University, BCBA
Applied Behavior Analysis: Assessment and Treatment of Severe Behavior Problems, Promoting Successful Medical Visits.

Request Information

For more information about the program, please contact:
Jill Tilton
Program Administrator
Center for Social Development and Education
Tel 617.287.7235

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