Certificate Programs

Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA; non-licensure)

This certificate is designed to prepare students for a career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.  Successful completion of PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology is required before completing this course sequence.


Course IDCourse NameCredits
PSYC2705Concepts & Principles in Applied Behavior Analysis3
PSYC2710Assessment and Measurement in Behavior Analysis3
PSYC3705Beginning Strategies for Changing Behavior3
PSYC3710Advanced Strategies for Changing Behavior3
PSYC1013Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (1)6
PSYC2013Practicum in Applied Behavior Analysis (2)6
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Total Credits30

Certificate in Addictions Counseling

The addictions counseling certificate gives students the option to work as an addiction counselor in many types of treatment settings, including detoxification, residential programs, and out- patient programs. This certificate meets the MBSACC (Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification) educational requirements for the CADAC Level certification. Work experience is still needed.

Course IDCourse NameCredits
PSYC1001Introduction to Psychology3
EXSC3205Drugs & Society3
PSYC3300Addictions Counseling3
PSYC2303Psychopharmacology for Counselors3
PSYC3301The 12 Core Functions of the Substance Abuse Counselor3
PSYC4903Practicum in Addictions Counseling (300 Hours)6
Total Credits21

Certificate in Forensic Science (Available Fall 2019)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
FORE2001Introduction to Forensics with Lab4
FORE2002Collection and Preservation of Evidence with Lab4
FORE3001Criminal Investigation3
JUST3200Criminal Procedure and Evidence3
PSYC2400Forensic Psychology3
Total Credits17

Certificate in Homeland Security (Online)

Course IDCourse NameCredits
JUST1200Intro to Homeland Security3
JUST2805Evolution of Terrorism3
JUST2810Intelligence in Homeland Security3
JUST2815Physical Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection3
JUST3305Cyber Crime3
Total Credits15

Admissions Requirements:

The School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a rolling admission process; applications are accepted throughout the year. Requirements include:

  • Completed signed application
  • Prior college credit(s) earned; copy of official college transcript(s) required
  • No previous college experience; proof of high school diploma or GED required
  • Assessment testing may be required

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