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Behavioral Healthcare - Children's Mental Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Tampa, FL, United States
Behavioral health problems, such as mental illness and substance abuse, are among the greatest public health challenges facing our communities. New, scientifically-based approaches are available to treat and prevent many behavioral health problems. The Behavioral Healthcare - Children's Mental Health program is offered by University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee.
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Overview

The Behavioral Healthcare - Children's Mental Health prepares students for entry-level positions in agencies that provide a variety of treatment services for individuals with diagnosed mental health, substance use and/or behavioral issues. Other students may be preparing for graduate programs in human services and/or research. 

The program provides students with six options for specialization in Adult Community Services,  Children’s Mental Health, Applied Behavior Analysis, Addictions and Behavioral Healthcare, Aging and Behavioral Health, and Behavioral Health Research. The curriculum emphasizes evidence-based practices utilizing a recovery-focused, holistic and strength-based approach to behavioral healthcare.

Mission

Led by outstanding faculty and professional staff, the University of South Florida conducts innovative scholarship, creative activity and basic and translational research, and delivers a world-class educational experience promoting the success of our talented and diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. 

As a public metropolitan research university, University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee, in partnership with our communities, serves the people of Florida, the nation, and the world by fostering intellectual inquiry and outcomes that positively shape the future - regionally, nationally and globally.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multidisciplinary Behavioral Healthcare Services*
  • Behavioral Health Systems Delivery
  • Exemplary Practices in Behavioral Healthcare Treatment
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in BHC
  • Research Methods in Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    153

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay the non-refundable US $30 application fee.
  • Send original or certified copies of academic transcripts, mark sheets, grade reports, diplomas or certificates, national standardized examination results, or other academic course work to USF.
  • Send official SAT or ACT scores to USF. If you are submitting ACT scores, you are required to submit scores for the Writing section, per Florida Board of Governors requirements.
  • Request official ACT scores directly from ACT, Inc. Our school code is 0761.
  • Send official IELTS, TOEFL or PTEA scores to USF (only required for students from non-English speaking countries). Note: TOEFL/IELTS scores are valid for two years from the original date of examination.
  • Send a financial statement that shows funding support based on the estimated cost of attendance for one academic year or two semesters (only required if an F-1 or J-1 visa is required).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17324 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6410 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Tampa

  • 1122 - 1960 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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