Online Doctor of Behavioral Health (Management)

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

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2020


Total classes: 14

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 84

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A Doctor of Behavioral Health from Arizona State University 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 health care administration and keep pace with new trends in behavioral intervention.

The doctorate of behavioral health management is an 84-credit program focused on preparing you for the rapidly evolving integrated care landscape. The curriculum features synchronous (live) 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 health care settings. The DBH degree in management culminates in a dynamic quality improvement project that allows you to apply your integration knowledge and skills to solve a real-world problem at your site. You are also required to complete 240 internship hours.

The behavioral health management curriculum focuses on:

  • Integrated behavioral health programs: Learn how to improve patient experiences, support positive clinical outcomes and reduce health care costs and inefficiencies.
  • Quality and performance measurement: Improve health care 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 Doctor of Behavioral Health (Clinical) 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, read about our unique concentrations.

Doctor of behavioral health courses

Previously awarded master's degree from a regionally accredited university or other courses approved by the supervisory committee (30 credit hours)

Required

Quality and Performance Measurement, Improvement, and Incentives (3)


Required

Population Based Health Management (3)


Required

Healthcare Systems: Organization, Delivery and Economics (3)


Required

Behavioral Health Entrepreneurship (3)


Concentration

Models of Integrated Primary Care (3)


Concentration

Behavioral Healthcare Management (3)


Concentration

Healthcare Information Management (3)


Concentration

Healthcare Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues (3)


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 health care industry, including:

Health care administrator

Health care manager

Health care 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.

Admission requirements

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.

Application requirements

Additional application information

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.

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.

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