The Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) Management Concentration is designed for students ready to seize the opportunity in healthcare reform to design implement and evaluate integrated care delivery systems. The program curriculum is unique in combining healthcare management, models of evidence–based and cost–effective interventions, accountability for clinical and cost outcomes, and entrepreneurship designed to meet the emerging demand for disruptive innovation.
The DBH Management Concentration is an 84–credit doctoral degree (students receive 30–credits towards the program based on their master’s degree) offered through ASU Online that prepares graduates to be future leaders in integrated care. The curriculum includes ASU Online courses that include synchronous (live) chat with instructors and students, internship training with live streaming video consultation with experts in the field, and a capstone research project that includes a business plan specific to the students’ professional career interests.
The DBH Management Concentration Curriculum is unique in that it focuses on:
The core courses set the foundation for success in the design, implementation and evaluation of innovative programs designed to simultaneously improve clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare utilization and costs. Students may choose from a wide variety of elective courses based on their unique professional aspirations. DBH management elective courses build upon the core courses with specialization in consultation, contract negotiation and continuous quality improvement. Students may also take additional elective courses from the Master of Healthcare Innovation degree program. Lastly, the core and elective courses from the DBH Clinical Concentration are also available to DBH Management students. This flexibility offers students the opportunity to develop a highly specialized plan of study best suited to their professional situation.
Students are also encouraged to explore elective courses from the Clinical Concentration of the DBH Program the School of the Science of Healthcare Delivery and Master’s of Healthcare Innovation. DBH Students must contact SHCD and MHI directly for information on how to register for classes offered in these units.