The Psychology graduate program also offers a Behavioral Specialist Certificate (BSC) which fulfills some of the requirements for a Behavioral Specialist License (BSL) in Pennsylvania. The BSC can be taken as part of the MAP degree requirements (with no additional courses necessary; can still complete the MAP in 30 credits) or as a post-graduate certificate for those that already have a graduate degree.
In summary, the requirements for a BSL in Pennsylvania are:
A Master’s (or higher) degree or a Post Master’s Certificate in certain specified fields
90 hours of evidence-based coursework in eight specified content areas
1,000 hours of in-person clinical experience
1-year of experience involving Functional Behavior Assessments