In this non-licensure professional doctoral program, you can gain the leadership, management, consulting, and entrepreneurial skills to advance your career in diverse behavioral health settings.

In this program, you will:

  • Complete an independent, applied practice-based project exploring a behavioral health issue or problem of your choice.
  • Network with faculty members and other doctoral students through our virtual doctoral project residency, and a face-to-face consulting skills intensive retreat.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Transfer Credits: Up to 40 credits

Enhance your expertise with one of the following optional specalizations (in addition to the General Program):

  • Teaching
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Healthcare Management
  • International Practice

Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Assess behavioral health behavior in broad cultural, social, political, and/or economic contexts.
  • Evaluate the delivery of psychological services of behavioral health programs for diverse populations.
  • Lead and manage mental health delivery systems.
  • Promote positive social change through evidence-based behavioral health leadership practices.

More about our PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership program

  • Career Options

    The PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership program will prepare you with the professional skills to pursue a leadership or management position in a public or private organization, or to start your own organization. Potential career settings include group homes, healthcare agencies, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies. Your career options may include a variety of roles, such as:*

    • Behavioral health leader
    • Behavioral health manager
    • Administrator
    • Project manager
    • Research manager
    • Consultant/business owner

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into the PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership program. You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership at Walden?

  • Exceptional Student Services

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.

  • Consulting Skills Intensive Retreat

    Complete an on-site practical learning experience directly related to day-to-day challenges encountered in the workplace.

  • Research Your Passion

    Focus their dissertation on a subject of particular interest to you.

Note on Licensure

The PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology professional.



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Ginger Jenkins | MS in Forensic Psychology Graduate, PhD in Psychology Student