How much does the DBH program cost?

DBH Program Tuition

The Doctor of Behavioral Health program's tuition totals to $24,150.

$24,150 is inclusive of tuition & fees for a student enrolling in the DBH program with no transfer credits.

Tuition Rates as of April 1, 2022.

DBH Program Tuition Comparison

The Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) degree program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies offers the best value DBH program on the market at 51% less than the average cost of comparable programs.

Data in table above sourced from university websites on September 27, 2021.

Arizona State University: source 1
Freed-Hardeman University: source 1, source 2
Grand Canyon University: source 1, source 2
Walden University: source 1, source 2

Tuition Cost per Credit Hour

The following tuition rates are for any students enrolled in the degree programs, Fall 2022 and later. All students enrolled Spring I 2022 and prior will be locked into the tuition rates as of June 7th, 2018.

Credit Hours Standard Tuition Cost Military Tuition Discount Cost (10% discount from Standard Tuition Cost)
1 $400 $360
2 $800 $720
3 $1,200 $1,080
30 $12,000 $10,800
60 $24,000 $21,600

Books and Fees

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Scholarship Opportunities for DBH Students

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies offers institutional scholarships to both returning and first-year students enrolled in the DBH program.

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Military Tuition Discount

Students who are active duty military, veterans, or spouses of active duty military or veterans are able to receive a Military Discount at CGI. The Military Discount at CGI is a waived application fee and a 10% in tuition reduction each term enrolled at CGI.

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VA Education Benefits

As of December 31, 2022 CGI is no longer able to accept or authorize to certify VA Benefits. This change is because of a new law implemented on August 1, 2021 that requires schools to participate in Title IV. CGI is not eligible to accept Title IV funding at this time.

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Fees

CGI partners with the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Office of Institutional Review Board to review human subjects research proposals. Not all DBH Culminating Projects require IRB approval.

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The totally online DBH program offered by Cummings Graduate Institute of Behavioral Health Studies is focused on the professional I have grown into: a synergistic disrupter for the healthcare industry, who is passionate about Wholistic Healthcare (e.g., health, behavioral health, and Social Determinants of Health and Mental Health), rendered skillfully through interprofessional teams. The program pillars of medical literacy, integrated behavioral health interventions, and entrepreneurship resonate loudly with me. The healthcare industry will continue to change, with doctoral level professionals needed to play a major role in any successful transformation. My goal is to further advance my knowledge-base, professional standing, and industry commitment to be part of these transformational efforts. In this way I can heed the Quadruple Aim: assuring quality-driven patient-centric care is rendered at the right time, through the right population-based treatment processes, at the right cost, and by empowered professionals embracing the work and committed to their charge.

Ellen Fink-Samnick MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP DBH Candidate, Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies March 11, 2020