Applied Behavior Analysis is a branch of behaviorism in which the principles of behavior are applied to the social issues to systematically change and improve behavior. This program will prepare individuals to:
The Master in Applied Behavior Analysis curriculum includes:
Completion of the ABA program requires a total of 45 credit hours. Students accepted into and enrolled in the program will register for 9 credit hours each semester, which includes both coursework and practicum hours. The program will span 5 semesters (fall, spring, summer, fall, spring).
Students will be required to take 18 hours of the core courses, in addition to 12 hours of elective coursework related to developmental disabilities.
Students possessing a Master's degree in Psychology or Education can be considered for the Certification Only Program. This program comprises of 21 credit hours with students completing nine credit hours a semester . The Certification Only Program can be completed over 3 semesters (fall, spring, summer).
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.
For more information about ABA, contact:
Sacha Pence, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis
1-800-44-DRAKE (37253) x3026