Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 
    Mar 25, 2023  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2019 - 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Program Director: Eileen Whelan, Ph.D., BCBA-D


In this program, you will complete a series of graduate-level classes approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) and the Fresno Pacific University Graduate committee. Coursework will prepare you to assist people to learn new behaviors, increase or reduce existing behaviors and teach individuals when to use specific behaviors in specific instances. The scope of these services ranges from addressing challenging behaviors of an individual to changing the behavior of an entire organization, school or school-community. Successful completion of all coursework and supervision hours prepares a candidate to sit for the BCBA Examination. 

Career Opportunities

This program is especially valuable for individuals pursuing their master's in school counseling, school psychology and special education because of the increasing demand in schools for expertise in developing systematic individual behavior support plans. There is also an increasing demand for BCBA certificate holders in the private sector working with adults and children.


Behavior Analyst
Certification Board 

7950 Shaffer Parkway
Littleton, CO 80127, USA

Admissions Requirements

  • Application form and fee
  • One current reference form
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcripts verifying BA/BS degree
  • Orientation interview with BCBA enrollment advisor


  • Master's degree in school counseling, school psychology or related area
  • or Advancement to candidacy for the school counseling/school psychology master's degree or an approved related master's program


The BCBA standards , will change in the Fall of 2021.  Any student who wishes to enter or return to the program will no longer be able to meet the above standards and will be subject to the new BCBA standards implemented Fall of 2021. 

Locations Offered

North Fresno Campus, Visalia, Bakersfield, Fresno, and Merced