Online Doctor of Behavioral Health – Management

The Doctor of Behavioral Health with a concentration in management program offered through the College of Health Solutions is designed to prepare future healthcare managers for the rapidly changing medical care marketplace. Specializing with a doctorate in behavioral health with a management concentration can help you advance your career in healthcare administration and tackle some of the most challenging issues in modern medicine. 

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 01/09/2023


Total classes:

Total classes: 18

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

Total credit hours: 84

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A Doctor of Behavioral Health with a management concentration from ASU explores current issues in management and behavioral care in integrated primary care environments. The DBH degree’s management concentration can help you develop the tools, training and experience to pursue leadership roles in healthcare administration and keep pace with new trends in behavioral intervention.

The Doctor of Behavioral Health with a management concentration is an 84-credit program focused on preparing you for the rapidly evolving integrated care landscape. The curriculum features synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, which allow you to set your own schedule and communicate with peers and professors in real time. In addition to the ASU Online coursework, you’ll have access to live webinars with faculty members and internship opportunities in real-world healthcare settings. The DBH degree culminates in a unique capstone research project that involves developing a comprehensive business plan that aligns with your personal and professional interests. You are also required to complete 240 internship hours.

What will I learn in a Doctor of Behavioral Health program?

 

The behavioral health management curriculum focuses on:

  • Integrated behavioral health programs: Learn how to improve patient experiences, support positive clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs and inefficiencies.
  • Quality and performance measurement: Improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes by adopting the new Accountable Care Organization model.
  • Business entrepreneurship: Maximize your earning potential by identifying and adapting to organizational and market demands.

ASU also offers a doctorate in behavioral health with a clinical concentration program, 100% online, for students interested in more hands-on roles. If you want to explore which behavioral health career path is right for you, check out our informative article comparing ASU Online’s clinical and management concentrations.

Does my Doctor of Behavioral Health say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Doctor of Behavioral Health. Your concentration in management will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

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Doctor of Behavioral Health with a management concentration courses

The ASU Online Doctor of Behavioral Health with a management concentration provides students and mid-career professionals with a wide variety of specialized courses, including:

Required

Quality and Performance Measurement, Improvement, and Incentives


Required

Population Based Health Management


Required

Healthcare Systems: Organization, Delivery and Economics


Required

Behavioral Health Entrepreneurship


Concentration

Models of Integrated Primary Care


Concentration

Behavioral Healthcare Management


Concentration

Healthcare Information Management


Concentration

Healthcare Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues


What can you do with a behavioral health degree?

Graduates of the Doctor of Behavioral Health program with a management concentration can pursue a variety of career opportunities throughout the healthcare industry, including:

Healthcare administrator

Healthcare manager

Healthcare executive

Medical and health services manager

Clinical manager

Project manager

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

Prestigious faculty

Our faculty bring a high-level of expertise to every research project. In addition to cutting-edge approaches to research, we’re focused on creating a better future for people. We’re lifelong learners with a goal to improve health outcomes for the communities we serve. Some of our research focuses on:

  • Discovering the impact of the environment and policy on food security and community health.
  • Exploring mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • Harnessing big data to improve patient outcomes.
  • Using state-of-the-art cognitive, behavioral and neuroscience techniques to study the components of human communication.
  • Utilizing advanced technology to monitor and promote healthy lifestyles.

How to apply to the ASU Online Doctor of Behavioral Health program

Applicants to the Doctor of Behavioral Health program with a management concentration must possess a master’s degree (in any field) from a regionally accredited institution and fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

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Developing the health workforce of the future

At the College of Health Solutions, students and faculty research solutions to pressing global health challenges while preparing the health workforce of the future. Ongoing partnerships with the medical community offer students access to professional resources and networking opportunities with Mayo Clinic, Banner Health, HonorHealth, Dignity Health and more. 

6,500+


students.

250+


Barrett honors scholars.

160+


faculty members.

$14.5 million


in research expenditures.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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