Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate

Enhance Your Graduate Psychology Degree Training

Expand your training in psychology with the Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate at University of Houston-Clear Lake. If you've already completed a master's degree in psychology or a related field, this certificate will augment your knowledge of behavior principles, assessment and intervention. You'll also gain valuable practicum experience as you complete your capstone research project.

Take the Next Step to Board Certification

UHCL's Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate meets the coursework and practicum requirements to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst exam. Behavior analysts are sought after in schools, clinics and many other agencies for their advanced skills. By narrowing your focus, you'll expand your options.
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Admission Requirements

  • Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate
  • Admission Deadline

    Fall: March 1
    Spring: Oct. 1

  • Application
    Both university and program applications are required.
  • Requirements

    • The following two documents must be uploaded to your UHCL E-Services account (assigned after you have completed the ApplyTexas online application):
    1) Curriculum Vitae: An expanded résumé describing previous education; all work experience; relevant course work and relevant volunteer activities; any honors, presentations, papers, avocations or other relevant life experiences.
    2) Statement of purpose and goals, not to exceed 1,000 words, describing your reasons for wanting this degree and how it fits into career goals.

    • Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from an academic source, should be submitted directly by the recommenders to No form is required. Recommendations from academic faculty and/or work supervisors who know you well are especially appreciated.

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Degree Requirements

This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree. 

Degree Plan

Cost Information

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Deadlines for Applying

  • Graduate Deadlines
  • Spring 2019
    Final - January 22
  • Summer 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - May 1
    Former UHCL Students - May 28
  • Fall 2019
    New Degree-Seeking Students - August 1
    Former UHCL Students - August 12
  • Spring 2020
    New Degree-Seeking Students - December 1
    Former UHCL Students - TBA(Early January 2020)

Please note, some graduate programs have special requirements and different deadlines from those above. For more information visit How to Apply.

Former UHCL Students and non-degree seeking students applying after the deadlines above may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor for more information.

  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 20

Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline

International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.


  University of Houston-Clear Lake

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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Accreditations and Distinctions

abai The Behavior Analysis program is accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International Accreditation Board. Program information is published by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board in its annual report.

Applied Behavior Analysis Certificate Faculty

Jennifer N. Fritz
Jennifer Fritz

Jennifer Fritz

Associate Professor of Behavior Analysis,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3427
Office: Bayou 2233-10

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Sarah A. Lechago
Sarah Lechago

Sarah Lechago

Associate Professor of Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3331
Office: Bayou 2617.11

Faculty Bio

Dorothea C. Lerman
Dorothea Lerman

Dorothea Lerman

Professor of Psychology and Director, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3437
Office: Bayou 1508.20

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Mary B. Short

Mary B. Short

Professor of Clinical Psychology,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3324
Office: Bayou 1508.26

Faculty Bio