Admission Requirements: Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements: Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate
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stack of documents icon Admission Requirements

Admission into the University of Cincinnati’s Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate 100% online program is selective and based on meeting the requirements outlined below. Transfer credits are not accepted for this program.


  • Master’s Degree (preferably in related field) & Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university
  • An overall 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0) or higher from all previous college courses

Prior Degrees

A master’s degree & bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university.

GPA Requirement

At least a B average (3.0/4.0 system) in college course work. If the applicant has a lower GPA, they must show promise to get a 3.0 that is judged satisfactory by the admitting program and the Graduate School.

Unofficial Transcripts

Transcripts of all college or university grades. Note: For the application, you may upload unofficial transcripts. When admitted, you will need to submit your official transcripts.


Current resume or curriculum vitae.


Two letters of reference from individuals who know you professionally or academically.

Goal Statement

Applicants will need to provide a letter detailing their interest in the program and how it may match future professional goals. Applicants are encouraged to discuss any relevant experience with applied behavior analysis or related fields such as education and psychology.

Application Fee

Complete the University of Cincinnati online graduate application; $20 application fee.

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International Student Requirements

For International students, an English proficiency test:

  • TOEFL minimum Internet-based 80
    • Paper-based 520
    • Computer-based 190
  • IELTS minimum 6.5