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 a related field such as social work, counseling, family therapy, clinical psychology or nursing, 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 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official graduate transcripts
  3. personal statement
  4. one letter of professional recommendation
  5. current resume or curriculum vita
  6. submission of licensure form and copy of license
  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.

All applicants are required to hold a master's degree that results in behavioral health licensure or license-eligibility. In rare cases, applicants are considered with a master's degree and licensure unrelated to their degree (e.g., applicant with a master's degree in public health and licensure as a registered dietician). Consistent with the current admissions process for the Doctor of Behavioral Health program, licensure and licensure-eligibility is determined by the student's submission of an online form that is part of the supplemental application and a copy of their board-issued license.

The requirements for the personal statement are outlined on the online application.

Program requirements

15 credit hours

Required Core (12 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 611 Population-based Behavioral Health Management (3)

Electives (3 credit hours)

Additional Curriculum Information
Students should see the academic unit for the approved course list of electives. Other coursework may be used with the approval of the academic unit.