Graduate Training Programs

Graduate (and Undergraduate) Training in California and the Western U.S.

The universities below offer undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in behavior analysis. A number of these programs include course sequences approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (indicated by 1) for meeting the course requirements for the BCaBA certification (undergraduate) or the BCBA certification (graduate). See our certification page for a summary of the certification process and a list of schools offering BACB-approved programs.


Note: For a complete current list of BACB-approved programs, please see the Approved University Training page on the BACB website.

Programs at the Bachelor's level:

California State University, Fresno1

California State University, Monterey Bay1

California State University, Northridge1

California State University, Sacramento1

San Diego State University1

University of California, San Diego


Programs at the Master's level:

California State University, Fresno1

California State University, Los Angeles1, 2

California State University, Northridge1

California State University, Sacramento1

California State University, Stanislaus1

National University1

San Diego State University1

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology1 (Los Angeles, CA)

Touro University California1 (Vallejo, CA)

University of California, San Diego

University of the Pacific1 (Stockton, CA)

University of Nevada, Reno1, 2

Gonzaga University1 (Spokane, WA)


Programs at the Doctoral level:


The Chicago School of Professional Psychology1 (Los Angeles, CA)

University of California, San Diego

University of Nevada, Reno1, 2

Washington State University, Pullman


1Program offering BACB-approved course sequence.

2Program accredited by the Association for Behavior Analysis International.