MS in Applied Behavior Analysis

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The Drake Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program provides practioners with the tools necessary to assess what motivates individuals. This degree program takes the science and philosophy of behavior and applies it to create positive behavioral change.  

Drake University is currently the only institution to offer the ABA degree and certification.

Financial Assistance

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) currently has funds available to support Iowa residents who are attending school to become board certified behavioral analysts. The actual number of awards and award amounts will vary depending on the number of applicants, the estimated future tuition, and fee costs for awarded applicants.

Visit or email for more details on the IDPH grant program.


For more information about ABA, contact:

Sacha Pence, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis
Assistant Professor
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253) x3026

SOE News
May 7, 2018
Wayne Ford, a longtime Iowa elected official and nonprofit leader, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during Drake’s 144th Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate Degree Recipients at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 20, in The Knapp Center.