Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Health Leadership
Walden University

Program Details

The PsyD in Behavioral Health Leadership from Walden University combines leadership skills with knowledge of mental and behavioral healthcare to help you improve your organization’s delivery of services. The program is primarily designed for licensed and practicing behavioral health professionals who want to advance their careers into leadership roles.

Students will study leadership and management, financial management and procurement, instruction and training, entrepreneurship, and program evaluation. Interactive case studies allow online students to apply their skills and knowledge to real-life situations. Graduates of this online Human Services degree will be prepared to pursue a leadership position in settings including group homes, healthcare agencies, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies.

In addition to the general program, students can choose from six optional specializations:

  • Healthcare management
  • Health psychology
  • Industrial and organizational psychology
  • International practice
  • Public health
  • Teaching


  • This program requires at least two on-campus residencies.
  • Master's degree or higher
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • Resume
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission

Restricted States

New York, Rhode Island