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
  2. official transcripts
  3. personal statement
  4. one professional letter of recommendation
  5. updated curriculum vitae or resume
  6. program policies acknowledgements
  7. 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.

As part of the admissions process, applicants may need to complete an interview through video conference software or submit a previously recorded video.

Applicants with master's degrees in business administration, public health, nursing, counseling, behavioral health, health care administration 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.

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 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 (18 credit hours)
HCD 602 Health Informatics for Future Healthcare Professionals (3)
IBC 601 Models of Integrated Primary Care (3)
IBC 626 Behavioral Health Management (3)
IBC 630 Financial Management of Health Care (3)
IBC 660 Healthcare Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues (3)
IBC 740 Integrated Behavioral Interventions, Cost Savings, Medical Cost Offset and Return on Investment (3)

Electives or Research (39 credit hours)

Other Requirement (3 credit hours)
IBC 684 Internship (3)

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.