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Freed-Hardeman University's Doctor of Behavioral Health degree program prepares current and future healthcare providers for a transforming medical care marketplace. It is designed to produce graduates who have advanced clinical and executive leadership skills as well as business insight.
The 60-credit hour doctoral degree is offered through traditional and web-conferencing modalities and may be taken on either a part-time or full-time basis. The curriculum includes courses that provide live chat with instructors and other students, clinical rotations, real-time streaming video consultations with experts in the field and a capstone research project focused on the student’s professional career or work setting. The program is geared specifically to students who prefer an alternative to research-focused doctoral programs.
The D.B.H., one of Tennessee's first professional doctorates in behavioral health, prepares post-master's, licensed clinicians to offer advanced-integrated care in a variety of behavioral health settings. The executive leadership component will enable graduates to maximize earning potential by filling organizational and market demands.
Dr. Mike Cravens
Director, Doctor of Behavioral Health Program
Director of Graduate Admissions
Path to Admission
Consistent with other graduate programs offered at FHU, applicants for admission into the Doctor of Behavioral Health (D.B.H.) program must submit and comply with the following for consideration and acceptance:
Note: Applicants are required to be computer literate and have a computer, printer and Internet service provider with high-speed broadband Internet access. If accepted, each D.B.H. student will be required to comply with Freed-Hardeman University's Academic Computing Standards for Students.
Electronic documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper documents should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Studies
158 East Main Street
Henderson, TN 38340
How does a D.B.H. differ from a Ph.D. program?
The D.B.H. is a professional doctoral degree offered as an alternative to the more research-oriented Ph.D. It is sometimes described as a clinical or practice degree and is distinguished from the Ph.D. in terms of objectives and curriculum. It offers a wider range of topics than those allowed by a typical Ph.D. counselor education and supervision program. In addition, the D.B.H. is crafted around a professional doctoral model for those who wish to practice in a variety of health-care settings. It is comparable to professional clinical-practice doctorates in other health disciplines such as pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing and audiology.
Who is eligible to enroll?
The D.B.H. program is open to experienced and licensed master’s level practitioners including the following:
When can I enroll?
Classes begin Fall 2016.
Must I enroll as a full-time student?
No. The program is designed to accommodate either a part-time or a full-time student.
Can I maintain my employment status?
The FHU D.B.H. is ideal for the working clinician.
Where will I attend class?
Classes will be offered online via web conferencing as well as face-to-face in Henderson, Memphis or Dickson.
Is financial aid available?
With no out-of-state tuition and no hidden fees, Freed-Hardeman’s graduate tuition rates are comparable to those of public institutions. Financial aid is available through veterans’ benefits as well as low-interest loans such as the Stafford and Perkins loan programs. In addition to financial aid, you may pay your account by using Tuition Management Systems (TMS). For more information on this interest-free monthly payment plan, visit their website at www.afford.com/fhu.
What is the capstone project?
Students are expected to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of an area relevant to the professional practice of behavioral health as well as the ability to think critically, integrate and evaluate research and theory, work independently and clearly communicate these ideas. The project will be presented before the behavioral science faculty and the student’s peers for review and defense. The project is presented when all other requirements for the degree have been completed satisfactorily.
Applications are now being accepted for the D.B.H. program, which will begin in Fall 2016, pending final approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
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