Applied Behavior Analysis

Program at a glance:

  • Courses designed to meet the 2015 Behavior Analyst Certification Board standards and taught by certified behavior analysts
  • Completion in approximately 1 year
  • Classes scheduled for those with busy schedules
  • 26% in-service scholarship for educators
  • Financial aid now available
  • Courses can be applied to full Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis

Click here to find out what ABA looks like in the real world. 

Program Description:

Lipscomb’s College of Education is a known leader and innovator in education throughout the state of Tennessee and has been recognized by state and national sources as a high quality teacher preparation program. Our Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis programs combine Lipscomb’s tradition of innovation and quality instruction with one of the highest demand fields in learning today. Labor market research shows that the "annual demand for individuals holding BCBA/BCBA-D certification has increased approximately 800% from 2010 to 2017, with increases seen in almost every state." (Read more about this trend in the Behavior Analyst Certification Board's report: US Employment Demand for Behavior Analysts: 2010-2017.)


The Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc.® has approved the following verifited course sequence (VCS) as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Examination®. Applicants will have to meet additional requirements to qualify.

Current information about first-time pass rates for certification exams is available under the VCS Pass Rates heading on this page.

More information on the coursework for this program is provided in the Lipscomb University Graduate Catalog.

Application Requirements:

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Click here to apply to the program.

For more information:

Contact our Outreach and Enrollment department at or (615) 966-6113.

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