IBA Coursework Certificate

Earn ABA credentials and level up your career.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach that focuses on understanding and modifying behavior. The IBA Coursework in ABA program at Mary Baldwin provides you with an understanding of advanced behavior change principles grounded in theory and effective practice. This program was specifically designed for international students who already hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree who are seeking to become credentialed as an International Behavior Analyst® through the International Behavior Analysis Organization®.

Time to finish
15-18 months
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Why Study Applied Behavior Analysis at Mary Baldwin?

Our certificate program teaches you behavior change principles derived from renowned psychologists like B. F. Skinner and Edward Thorndike. Through the program, you’ll learn to systematically improve socially significant behaviors, identify variables crucial for behavior change through experimentation, teach appropriate behaviors, and reduce problem behaviors while replacing them with more desirable alternatives.

The Post-Master’s Certificate in ABA program at Mary Baldwin University prepares you for a variety of professional roles where you can support individuals with behavioral needs. You may work with individuals with developmental conditions, children or adults facing behavior difficulties in school or home settings, institutions in need of behavioral intervention, or businesses seeking enhanced productivity through strategic organizational management planning.

Benefits of the program: 

  • Courses are offered online
  • Opportunities for on-the-job fieldwork 
  • Personalized advising

The International Behavior Analysis Organization® has approved the content of this certificate as meeting the Required Educational Objectives for eligibility to take the International Behavior Analyst® examination.

To learn more about degree and fieldwork requirements for exam eligibility, please visit www.theibao.com.

Curriculum and Courses 

Our program provides the tools you need to take that next step and make an even bigger difference in your community. 


  • Basic Concepts & Principles of ABA (4 credits)
  • Behavior Assessment (3 credits)
  • Advanced Concepts & Principles of ABA (3 credits)
  • Measurement, Data, & Experimental Design (3 credits)
  • Ethics in Behavior Analysis (3 credits)
  • Behavior Intervention Procedures (4 credits)
  • OBM: ABA Management (3 credits)

View all course requirements.

Outstanding Outcomes

International Behavior Analysts (IBAs) work in a variety of settings including schools, clinics, home-based settings, and healthcare facilities.  They might also find rewarding careers in organizational behavior management.

Cost & Financial Aid

A great education is worth it. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

Are you a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT®)? We have a special offer for you. Receive a 15% discount if you are an RBT® entering the MS in ABA program, Post-Master’s Certificate in ABA, or Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in ABA.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!