Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies

Doctor of Behavioral Health


16515 S. 40th Street

Ste. 143

Phoenix, AZ 85048

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Behavioral Health

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program educates integrated care professionals to best deliver whole-person healthcare to diverse communities and to improve access to quality healthcare for all people. Students are trained as doctoral level experts in integrated behavioral healthcare and are prepared to deliver patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice and quality improvement approaches, and utilize informatics in primary care and other medical settings.

The DBH program was designed to address the unmet educational need to prepare behavioral healthcare providers to practice in primary care and other medical settings as part of an interdisciplinary team. The 100% online, 60 credit DBH program was designed for busy professionals, giving students the opportunity to complete their doctoral degree while balancing their personal lives, commitments, and professional practice, without the requirement of a residency or internship.

The Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is the best value DBH program on the market, at $350 per credit hour. With our competitive tuition rates and flexible payment options for our Doctorate of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Students, it is our goal to make education as affordable possible for all of our students.

As one of three universities worldwide granting the distinguished Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree, and the only university that exclusively focuses on the growing field of integrated healthcare, CGI is dedicated to disrupting healthcare by preparing entrepreneurial integrated care professionals through innovative & affordable quality distance education programs, grounded in the Biodyne Model, and focused on delivering human-centered care, population health improvements, and medical cost savings.


Authorization, License, Accreditation, and Membership: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is a 501(c)3 private post-secondary institution. | State Licensure as a Degree-Granting Institution: The Cummings Graduate Institute is provisionally licensed as a degree-granting institution by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 West Adams Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-5709, Fax: (602) 542-1253 | Institution Accreditation: Presently, Cummings Graduate Institute is not institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. | Doctorate of Behavioral Health Program Accreditation: The Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies has been awarded provisional accreditation by the National Institute for Behavioral Health Quality (NIBHQ), 5757 Wilshire Blvd Ste 6, Los Angeles, CA 90036, (714) 927-4439.

International Student Requirements:

Cummings Graduate Institute welcomes international students from around the world. International applicants participate in the same degree-seeking admissions process as U.S applicants and are required to meet the same requirements in addition to the following international admissions requirements: International applicants who have earned their degree from a non-US institution must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member. International applicants must demonstrate completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction. In situations where English was not the language of instruction, international applicants can also meet the English requirement by submitting official documentation with the minimal scores of higher of one of the following: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, PBT) = 550 Internet Based Test (iBT) = 80 International English Language Test (IELTS) = 5 PTE Academic Score Report = 58

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 60

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 350 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $8,400 (if enrolled in 8 courses per year, completing the degree in 2.5 years) USD

Out State Tuition (per year): $8,400 (if enrolled in 8 courses per year, completing the degree in 2.5 years) USD

Classification: Specialized Institution—Other separate health profession school

Locale: Large City

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