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You will gain a comprehensive study of human behavior within a Christian values-oriented environment designed to emphasize compassion and ethics. The Behavioral Health Science program at Grand Canyon University does not lead to licensure.


As a graduate, you will have the knowledge base in the following core competencies:

  • Concepts of Behavioral Health: Analyze behavioral health concepts, including history, current trends, theories, approaches, techniques, research and best practices.
  • Behavioral Health Skills: Examine DSM manual and ICD codes, emerging brain technology, clinical and documentation skills, and laws and rules; you will understand the scope of practice, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment for clients
  • Cultural Competency: Discuss the impact of culture, diversity and social justice on the behavioral health field, along with the role of religion and spirituality in behavioral health services
  • Behavioral Health Information Technology: Evaluate the use of diverse technology for behavioral health, such as electronic medical and health records and record keeping; you will understand the importance of privacy, security and confidentiality with patient records
  • Professional Network: Explore the importance of a professional network in the behavioral health field, as well as discuss the role of managed care and an integrated health system

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ethics of Behavioral Health Science
  • Cultural and Social Diversity in Behavioral Health
  • Report Writing, Research and Information Literacy in Behavioral Health
  • Introduction to Family Dynamics
  • Understanding Trauma

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All students must submit either acceptable high school or college transcripts to be considered for full admission into the University. 
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have test scores or a college-GPA that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. 
  • If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admission requirements, students may be accepted with specifications. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of .
  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8250 USD per semester and a duration of .
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester 
  • Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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