What is ABA at QC?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science of human behavior. Behavior change strategies are used to positively affect the lives of individuals. Behavior Analysts apply the principles of learning, motivation, and behavior analysis to the solution of problems of social significance.
Queens College is home to several programs which offer specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We offer an Advanced Certificate in ABA, two Master’s degrees with a concentration in ABA and a doctoral program in Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis through CUNY’s Graduate Center. Although the specific aims of each program vary, they are all rooted in the science of behavior analysis.

Student Fellowships

All students must complete 1500 supervised experience hours in order to attain NYS licensure and/or BCBA certification.

In order to assist students with gaining practical experience and experience hours toward both credentials, we have on-campus opportunities (QC ACES, the Queens College Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Evidence Based Services) and have partnered with several local human service organizations. See the Fellowships section for more information.

NYS Licensure vs. Board Certification

There are two credentials that behavior analysts in New York may be interested in:
1. Licensed Behavior Analyst (see LBA website) (for answers to common questions, see the LBA Frequently Asked Questions section)
2. Board Certified Behavior Analyst (see BCBA website)

See the License and Certification section for more information.

Application Deadlines

The Application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed.


For the ABA MA program: March 1st, 2020

For the ABA Certificate program: May 1st, 2020

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