MS in Applied Behavior Analysis

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Drake University’s Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis program will prepare individuals for careers working with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, treating challenging behavior in various populations and settings, and developing interventions and recommendations to increase adaptive behavior and address skill deficits.

Drake University is currently the only Master's program in Iowa to offer coursework and practicum experiences for students to be eligible to sit for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®). A certificate option is also available.

Program Options

Drake’s ABA Program offers two options for students interested in Applied Behavior Analysis:

ABA Program Handbook


2022 SABA Program Award Recipient

Society for the Advancement of Behavior Analysis 2022 Awards


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:

Pamela Moore
ABA Support Staff
Phone: 515-271-2673



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