General Information

Name of Institution: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies
Address: 2111 East Baseline Road, Suite E1, Tempe, AZ 85283
Year Founded: 2015
First Accredited: 2019
Accreditation Renewal: 2022

CEO: Cara English, DBH

Accreditations and Agency Contact Information:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, Phone: (202) 234- 5100, Email: info@deac.org, https://www.deac.org

View the DEAC Student Achievement Disclosure for the Public.

State Approval and Contact Information:
Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, 1740 West Adams Suite 3008, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Phone: (602) 542-5709, Fax: (602) 542-1253, www.azppse.gov or www.ppse.az.gov.

State Licensure:
Cummings Graduate Institute is currently authorized, licensed, registered, exempt or not subject to approval regarding student enrollment as outlined on the State Authorization and Accreditation page. Cummings Graduate Institute works with states directly to ensure that authorization or licensure is necessary and that required approvals are secured. While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check Cummings Graduate Institute’s website often for updates.

CGI cannot confirm whether the DBH Program meets educational requirements for professional licensure in any state at this time. Students are advised to contact state licensing boards to determine whether the DBH Program meets educational requirements for licensure in the state where the student resides. Students understand that they are responsible for researching their state laws and workplace/site policies related to use of the Doctor title as a Doctor of Behavioral Health.

Government Authorized Foreign Student Programs:
Cummings Graduate Institute does not participate in any student visa/I-20 program.

Participation in Funding Programs:
Cummings Graduate Institute is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). Cummings Graduate Institute is not qualified for Title IV funds at this time and does not have a IFAP School Code.

The Doctor of Behavioral Health, Integrated Behavioral Health certificate (specialities: Adult, Gerontology, Leadership, Military Families and Veterans, and Women's Health), and Trauma Informed Care certificate programs offered by Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI) are approved for VA Educational Benefits. VA Education Benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with educational needs and tuition support. Students seeking VA education benefits must apply through the VA and be accepted to an SAA-approved program. To get started, contact the Veterans Affairs Educational Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 first to determine the status of your educational benefit or contacting them via email by submitting a question found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website (http://www.gibill.va.gov/).

Cummings Graduate Institute Scholarship Programs:
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies offers institutional scholarships to both returning and first-year students enrolled in degree-seeking programs. Institutional scholarships are available on a limited basis each academic term. Funding is based on academic merit and consideration is given to all students who apply.

Scholarship information is outlined on the Scholarships page. Questions about institutional scholarships can be directed to scholarships@cgi.edu.

Mission & Description:

Mission:
Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is dedicated to disrupting healthcare by preparing entrepreneurial integrated care professionals through innovative & affordable quality distance education programs, grounded in the Biodyne Model, and focused on delivering human-centered care, population health improvements, and medical cost savings.

Areas of Special Focus: Behavioral Health, Integrated Healthcare

Description of Institution:
Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies is a private nonprofit institution offering graduate and professional behavioral health education through a virtual online campus. Cummings Graduate Institute takes great pride in awarding the unique and innovative Doctor of Behavioral Health degree, referred to hereafter as “DBH” and the Master of Healthcare Leadership degree, referred to hereafter as "MHL."

Student Demographic Profile:

Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native 4.00%
Asian 8.00%
Black or African American 35.00%
Hispanic 6.00%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.00%
Two or more races 2.00%
White 45.00%

Gender

Female 57.00%
Male 12.00%
Unknown 31.00%

Courses/Programs/Degrees:

Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH)

DBH Program Outcomes

  1. Consult effectively with the medical team as a behavioral health expert using knowledge of medical culture and acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions.
  2. Deliver evidence-based screening, assessment, and behavioral interventions appropriate for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. Design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.
  4. Design and evaluate evidence based practice for behavioral conditions in medical settings based on principles of quality improvement.
  5. Create a business case based on a population health approach to improving access to quality, integrated healthcare.

Master of Healthcare Leadership (MHL)

The Master of Healthcare Leadership (MHL) Program Outcomes

  1. MHL graduates will effectively collaborate with multi-modality leadership within network-driven systems to create a transformational culture around person-centered care.
  2. MHL graduates will deliver evidence-based change management, leadership efficiency, and transformational insights to appropriately quantify quality, risk management, and cost containment for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. MHL graduates will design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.
  4. MHL graduates lead innovative improvements in areas of healthcare cost containment, population health program design, patient and provider engagement, consumerization, access management, legal and information systems management.
  5. MHL graduates will create a holistic culture of care within their organizations with a focus on measuring success in achieving the Quadruple Aim.

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (IBH) – Adult Certificate

IBH - Adult Program Outcomes

  1. Certificate graduates will consult effectively with the medical team as a behavioral health expert using knowledge of medical culture and acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions.
  2. Certificate graduates will deliver evidence-based screening, assessment, and behavioral interventions appropriate for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. Certificate graduates will design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.
  4. Certificate graduates will design and evaluate evidence-based practice for behavioral conditions in medical settings based on principles of quality improvement
  5. Certificate graduates will create a business case based on a population health approach to improving access to quality, integrated healthcare.

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (IBH) – Gerontology Certificate

IBH - Gerontology Program Outcomes

  1. Certificate graduates will consult effectively with the medical team as a behavioral health expert using knowledge of medical culture and acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions.
  2. Certificate graduates will deliver evidence-based screening, assessment, and behavioral interventions appropriate for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. Certificate graduates will design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.
  4. Certificate graduates will design and evaluate evidence-based practice for behavioral conditions in medical settings based on principles of quality improvement

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (IBH) – Leadership Certificate

IBH - Leadership Program Outcomes

  1. Certificate graduates will consult effectively with the medical team as a behavioral health expert using knowledge of medical culture and acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions.
  2. Certificate graduates will deliver evidence-based screening, assessment, and behavioral interventions appropriate for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. Certificate graduates will design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.
  4. Certificate graduates will design and evaluate evidence-based practice for behavioral conditions in medical settings based on principles of quality improvement
  5. Certificate graduates will create a business case based on a population health approach to improving access to quality, integrated healthcare.

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (IBH) – Military Families and Veterans Certificate

IBH - Military Families and Veterans Program Outcomes

  1. Certificate graduates will consult effectively with the medical team as a behavioral health expert using knowledge of medical culture and acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions.
  2. Certificate graduates will deliver evidence-based screening, assessment, and behavioral interventions appropriate for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. Certificate graduates will design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.
  4. Certificate graduates will design and evaluate evidence-based practice for behavioral conditions in medical settings based on principles of quality improvement

Integrated Behavioral Healthcare (IBH) – Women’s Health Certificate

IBH - Women’s Health Program Outcomes

  1. Certificate graduates will consult effectively with the medical team as a behavioral health expert using knowledge of medical culture and acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions.
  2. Certificate graduates will deliver evidence-based screening, assessment, and behavioral interventions appropriate for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. Certificate graduates will design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.
  4. Certificate graduates will design and evaluate evidence-based practice for behavioral conditions in medical settings based on principles of quality improvement

Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Certificate

TIC Program Outcomes

  1. Certificate graduates will consult effectively with the medical team as a behavioral health expert using knowledge of medical culture and acute, chronic, and comorbid conditions.
  2. Certificate graduates will deliver evidence-based screening, assessment, and behavioral interventions appropriate for primary care and specialty medical settings.
  3. Certificate graduates will design cost-effective population health approaches to treating chronic and comorbid conditions while addressing social determinants of health.

 

Average Program Tuition/Cost per credit hour:

Degree Tuition per credit Hour Total number of credit hours Tuition Total (tuition + fees, dependent upon number of transfer credits and military status)
DBH $400 60 $21,750-$24,150
MHL $400 30 $12,150-$10,950
IBH - Adult Certificate $400 16 $5,910-$6,550
IBH - Gerontology Certificate $400 13 $4,830-$5,350
IBH - Leadership Certificate $400 13 $4,830-$5,350
IBH - Military Families and Veterans Certificate $400 12 $4,470-$4,950
IBH - Women's Health Certificate $400 14 $5,190-$5,750
TIC Certificate $400 12  $4,470-$4,950

 

Graduation Rate: 100%

  • CGI uses a variation of the IPEDS graduation rate calculation as follows:
  • Graduation Rate = # of students who completed their program within the maximum timeframe (5 years) / # of students in the entering cohort x 100.
  • 100% of CGI’s first, second, and third cohorts of students graduated within the maximum timeframe

2021 Student Satisfaction Rate: 100%

  • CGI uses student end-of-term surveys to measure the satisfaction of students on a term-by-term basis. In addition to specific course-related questions, CGI asks the following three questions in every end-of-term survey:
    1. Did you achieve, or will you have achieved upon completion of your studies, the goals you had when you started this course or program?
    2. Would you recommend these studies to a friend?
    3. All things considered, were you satisfied with your studies with us?
  • In Spring 2021, 100% of students answered "yes" to questions 1, 2, and 3, providing a 100% student satisfaction rate.
  • In Summer 2021, 97% of students responded “yes” to question 1 and 100% of students answered "yes" to questions 2 and 3, providing a 99% student satisfaction rate.