Early behavioral intervention is the key to successful treatment of autism. UMass Lowell's Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, offers an award-winning online Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis program taught by expert behavior analysts.

100% Online Behavioral Intervention in Autism Certificate | UMass UWW

This online graduate certificate program is designed to provide professionals in psychology, education, child care, speech and language disorders, mental health and human services with an understanding of autism and related developmental disorders, as well as an introduction to behavioral methods and how and where such methods can be used. Interested students should have a background in the psychology of child development.

The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified that this program's courses meet the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® examination. Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.

Program Highlights:

  • Taught by expert behavior analysts
  • Verified course sequence for BCBA exam
  • UMass Lowell has one of the highest BCBA exam pass rates nationally among online graduate programs in behavior analysis
  • UMass Lowell's highly interactive online courses include exercises, assessments, and the opportunity for discussions with and feedback from instructors
  • Winner of Online Learning Consortium's Excellence Award for Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program

Learn More About This Program:

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Sample a Course



Type of Fee Amount
Fee Per Credit $585
Registration Fee Per Semester $30
Returned Check Fee Per Semester* $30
Graduate Certificate Application Fee $50
Late Fee for Nonpayment $50
Total for Course** $1,785 ($585 x 3 credits = $1,755 + $30 registration fee per semester)

*Applicable when check is returned unpaid.

**Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard three-credit course.

For registration information, visit UMass Lowell's website


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).



Admission to all graduate programs at UMass Lowell is contingent upon successful completion of a bachelor's degree. No Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for graduate certificate programs. Credits earned from a graduate certificate may be used toward a related graduate degree with the approval of the graduate program coordinator. Students who complete a UMass Lowell graduate certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better may be able to waive the GRE when applying to a related master's degree. Graduate certificate programs must be completed within a five-year period with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and no more than one course with a grade below B. Courses completed for one certificate may not be used for other certificates.

For more information about UMass Lowell's graduate admissions process, visit https://www.uml.edu/grad/.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on certificate program, matriculation and course status. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 978-934-4220 or financialaidquestions@uml.edu to determine eligibility.