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Graduate Programs

Build on your success

Build on your knowledge and experience while you develop new specialties. Expand your skills and take your career to the next level.

Not only can you work toward a master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree, but you can do so on your own schedule with classes offered year-round, in the evenings and on weekends, and online to make your education accessible.  Programs are available for individuals with and without experience in the field education.

Counseling and Behavior Analysis

We offer three career paths in the field of counseling including Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation or if you want to work in an educational institution you might consider School Counseling.  We also offer an advanced degree in Rehabilitation Placement or Applied Behavior Analysis.

Educational Leadership

Current teachers interested in becoming a principal are candidates for our advanced degree in Educational Leadership.  Our specialist programs offer additional academic experience for PK-12 principal and superintendent licensure.  

Organizational Leadership and Talent Development

If you work outside of education and want to develop leadership skills consider the Leadership Development degree.  

Teaching and Learning

If you are wishing to become a licensed teacher, you should consider either the Master of Arts in Teaching or the Master of Science in Teaching program. Current teachers are candidates for our endorsement-only programs and our advanced degrees within Literacy Education, Special Education, STEM Education, and Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development.

Doctoral Studies

If you are interested in pursuing a terminal degree, we offer a fit for you whether you come from business or industry, or the field of education.  


Coordinator of Graduate Admission
Drake University School of Education

1-800-44-DRAKE (37253), x2552

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