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Online Graduate Programs in Behavioral Intervention in Autism

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Early behavioral intervention is key in the successful treatment of autism. UMass 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.

  • Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Management in Autism
    with Coursework Preparation for the BACB Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Exam
    A 4-course online graduate certificate program designed for those interested in becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA). This course sequence has been approved for the BACB's 4th Edition coursework requirements.
  • Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism with Coursework Preparation for the BACB Board Certified Behavior Analyst Exam
    A 6-course online graduate certificate program designed for those interested in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA) through the Behavior Analysis Certification Board® (BACB). This course sequence has been approved for the BACB's 4th Edition coursework requirements.

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: 

About UMass Lowell's Department of Psychology

The Psychology Department at UMass Lowell prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the field of psychology. Qualified and strongly motivated students will benefit from the Department's commitment to scholarship that is innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary and that is relevant to diverse populations and to individual or community well-being.

About the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center has been a pioneer in research, education, and service for people with developmental disabilities and their families for over three decades. In 2001, the Shriver Center became a part of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and was designated as one of its Centers of Excellence.

Note: The BACB logos and trademarks "Behavior Analyst Certification Board®" "BACB®," "Board Certified Behavior Analyst®," "BCBA®," and "Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst™ " are owned by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.

Winner of the National Sloan-C Excellence Award for Outstanding Online Teaching & Learning Program

BACB Approved Course Sequence

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Coursework Requirements

Students wishing to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through the BACB, must apply for and be accepted into the Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate Program and successfully complete the indicated courses.

Check the BACB website regularly as the requirements change periodically.

For More Information

For more information on the Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate with BCBA Coursework Preparation, call 978-934-2240 or email AutismCertificate@uml.edu.

The Benefits of Learning Online with UMass Lowell

The University has built a solid reputation by offering one of the largest selections of online programs available through a traditional university. Courses are taught by full-time faculty who are experts in their fields, and by adjunct faculty who, as practicing professionals, bring real-world experience to the online class discussions.

At UMass Lowell, we are committed to providing you with high-quality, affordable online programs that make earning your degree or certificate more convenient than ever before. Our students have access to online course technical support 24X7, and our academic advisors and program coordinators are happy to help you with your questions.

Tuition & Fees

At UMass Lowell, we believe that students should have as much information as possible up front so they can make informed decisions before enrolling in a degree program or signing up for a course.

Tuition for UMass Lowell Online and Continuing Education students is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Tuition is priced per credit. To calculate the tuition for a course, simply multiply the per-credit tuition by the total number of credits per course. Exception: If the total number of course contact hours is greater than the total number of credits, the per-credit tuition is instead multiplied by the total number of contact hours.

Per credit-contact hr.
Undergraduate Face-to-Face Courses and Audit $340.00
Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online courses and Audit) $380.00
Manning School of Business* Undergraduate Online Courses and Audit $385.00
Graduate Online, On-Campus, and Off-Campus Courses and Audit (except Manning School of Business* Online, MBA in Haverhill, MSIT, Masters in Engineering Management, and Education Courses) $575.00
Graduate Education Courses $470.00
MSIT and Masters in Engineering Management** Online Courses $590.00
Manning School of Business* Graduate Online Courses $655.00
MBA Graduate Courses in Haverhill $835.00
Registration Fee per Term (non-refundable) $30.00
Late Fee for Non Payment $50.00
Fee for Undergraduate Degree Application $60.00

Cost per credit includes access fee (parking after 3pm and access to Blackboard).
*Applies to courses with the following prefixes: ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, FINA, MGMT, MKTG, MIST, POMS offered through the Manning School of Business
**Applies to courses with the following prefixes: CIVE, CHEN, EECE, MECH, PLAS offered through the Francis College of Engineering

for up-to-date pricing information or refer to the Online & Continuing Education Course Bulletin that is published each semester.

Costs for Textbooks and Additional Materials

The total cost for required textbooks for students accepted into this program will be $600-$800 (depending on whether you buy books new or used). In addition, students will need to purchase a license for access to a video library and a digital textbook for a one-time fee of $100-$200. We also encourage all students who plan to take the BCaBA exam to purchase a license for a set of learning modules that will help students not only do well in our courses but also prepare for the BCaBA exam. This license provides continued access to the modules until students pass the exam. The cost for this license is $300-$500, depending on the length of the license.

Please note: Most of these costs will be incurred up front, when students enroll in their first course. Students will, however, continue to use the basic textbook, the digital textbook and the modules in all subsequent courses as they progress through the program.

Looking for Financial Assistance?

UMass Lowell offers a variety of financial aid and scholarship options.

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