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PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership

Become a leader in today’s changing integrated healthcare systems.

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.

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Build cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills in leadership, financial management and procurement, instruction and training, entrepreneurship, and program evaluation.
Explore the biological, psychological, behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to health and illness and changing health behavior.
Explore quality management and project and resource management in health services organizations, as well as issues in executive-level management for healthcare administrators.
Gain knowledge in organizational behavior and an in-depth understanding of contemporary, international, and virtual organizations.
Focus on management and leadership in a global environment, understanding cultural differences, and international health and behavioral health issues.
Gain knowledge in global health and issues in disease prevention as well as marketing, communication, and public relations for healthcare leaders.
Prepare to implement entrepreneurship and advocacy in order to promote positive social change in behavioral healthcare settings.

Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will:

  • 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

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.

A master's degree or higher is required for entrance into this 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 costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this program and financial aid options.

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Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership at Walden?

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.