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Behavioral Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate

Behavioral Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate

Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits


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Use your master's course work to earn a certificate!

Program Overview

The Behavioral Intervention Specialist graduate certificate is a highly specialized sequence that imbues the theoretical orientation and practical application of applied behavior analysis. Through coursework in special education, as well as supervised field-based experiences, students gain specialized knowledge and skills to collaborate with professional teams and parents to develop, implement and evaluate positive behavior support programs for children and youth with behavioral concerns.

The program's course sequence has been designated as a Verified Course Sequence by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Students seeking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential must meet additional requirements outlined by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Program Structure


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Admissions Requirements

  • Admitted to any graduate degree at Kent State University or a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited college or institution 
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency requirements - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English score

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

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Important Dates


Classes Begin

Spring 2023 Semester


Classes Begin

Summer 2023 Semester


Courses for the certificate can be found at the link below,

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Non-Ohio Residents
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$549.90 $1,649.70 $13,200 $559.90 $1,679.70 $13,400

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

*Out-of-state/International tuition includes a surcharge of $10 per credit hour for all students enrolled in an online program.

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