Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the College of Health Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) in the applicable master's degree.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. personal statement
  4. copy of the applicant's license or license eligibility
  5. one professional letter of recommendation
  6. updated curriculum vitae or resume
  7. program policies acknowledgements
  8. video or webcam admission interview (if indicated)
  9. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

Applicants with master's degrees in counseling, family therapy, nursing, occupational health and social work, among others, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be master's degree-level professionals who are either currently employed or aspire to be employed in a clinical capacity within integrated health care.

Licensed and license-eligible are terms defining a license to practice issued by a state licensing board (e.g., Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners, Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, etc.). Examples include license-eligible master's degree-level behavioral clinician, licensed master's degree-level behavioral clinician, and master's degree-level licensed medical or ancillary health care provider (nurse, dietitian, occupational therapist).

Students who wish to be considered for admission will need to submit an application for admission as well as the accompanying supplemental application.

Degree requirements

84 credit hours including the required applied project course (IBC 793)

Required Core (18 credit hours)
HCD 501 Biostatistics and Data Management (3)
IBC 586 Behavioral Health Professional Writing Style (3)
IBC 611 Population-Based Behavioral Health Management (3)
IBC 614 Quality and Performance Measurement, Improvement and Incentives in Health Care (3)
IBC 718 Healthcare Systems: Organization, Delivery and Economics (3)
IBC 720 Behavioral Health Entrepreneurship (3)

Concentration (15 credit hours)
IBC 601 Models of Integrated Primary Care (3)
IBC 603 Brief Interventions in Primary Care (3)
IBC 604 Clinical Medicine/Pathophysiology (3)
IBC 609 Clinical Neuropathophysiology (3)

Electives or Research (39 credit hours)

Other Requirement (6 credit hours)
IBC 684 Internship (6)

Culminating Experience (6 credit hours)
IBC 793 Applied Project (6)

Additional Curriculum Information
The program may allow up to 30 credit hours from a previously awarded master's degree or other courses approved by the supervisory committee with Graduate College approval.