Your future as a Doctor of Behavioral Health starts here.

How to apply for admission.

A step-by-step guide.

1

Confirm admissions eligibility requirements are met

Ensure your meet the Degree-Seeking Admissions Requirements.

International Admissions Requirements
Non-Degree Admissions Requirements

2

Complete the admissions
application

To start your application, complete the form below. The application is 100% online.

Our application auto-saves, so you can return at a later time to complete it.

3

Pay the application fee

Our online application processes application fee payment.

If you quality for a military fee waiver, upload the requested documentation to confirm eligibility in your admissions application.

4

Submit application materials

Our online application allows for upload of all application materials, with the exception of official transcripts. Applications are reviewed once all application materials are received.

Review the materials check-list below.


Admissions Application Materials Check-list

Degree-Seeking Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission, applicants must completed an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Writing Sample (Academic or Professional, written in the English language)
  4. Statement of Intent. Respond to the following prompts in your statement:
    1. What about the DBH program aligns with your personal mission, vision, or values?
    2. What subjects or topics do you wish to focus on, while in the DBH program?
    3. Where do you see opportunities for yourself as a DBH graduate?
  5. Unofficial transcripts reflecting highest degree earned
  6. Official transcripts reflecting highest degree earned^
  7. Contact information for four (4) professional references to provide a recommendation in support of your application (three (3) total recommendations needed)*
  8. Nonrefundable Application Fee ($50)**

All items, with the exception if your official transcripts can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

^ Official transcript can be sent electronically through National Student Clearinghouse to registrar@cummingsinstitute.com, if offered by your prior institution, or sent by mail to the following address: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 16515 S. 40th  St., Ste 143, Phoenix, AZ 85048

* Professional references will be contacted at the email address provided to request completion of a recommendation form.

** Waived for students eligible for Military Tuition. Documentation of military status is required during the application process.

International Student Degree-Seeking Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission, applicants must completed an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Writing Sample (Academic or Professional, written in the English language)
  4. Statement of Intent. Respond to the following prompts in your statement:
    1. What about the DBH program aligns with your personal mission, vision, or values?
    2. What subjects or topics do you wish to focus on, while in the DBH program?
    3. Where do you see opportunities for yourself as a DBH graduate?
  5. Contact information for four (4) professional references to provide a recommendation in support of your application (three (3) total recommendations needed)*
  6. Nonrefundable Application Fee ($50)**
  7. NACES Transcript Review Documentation and Results
    1. International applicants who have earned their degree from a non-US institution must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course transcript evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member. A list of NACES member organizations can be found at http://www.naces.org/members.htm
    2. Evaluation documentation and results must be sent directly from the NACES member to the Institute Registrar for admissions evaluation. Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 16515 S. 40th  St., Ste 143, Phoenix, AZ 85048
  8. English Language Proficiency
    1. International applicants must demonstrate completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from an accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post-secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction. Of the 30 semester hours, the following requirements must be met: fifteen (15) hours in the sciences, six (6) hours in non-remedial English composition. and three (3) hours in speech/public speaking.
    2. If prospective students have completed a minimum of fifteen (15) academic semester credit hours in an institution using English as its primary language of instruction and documentation within two (2) years of applying to the Cummings Graduate Institute with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, they may be exempt from demonstrating English language proficiency.

All items, with the exception if your official transcripts and NACES evaluation can be submitted through the online admissions online application.

* Professional references will be contacted at the email address provided to request completion of a recommendation form.

** Waived for students eligible for Military Tuition. Documentation of military status is required during the application process.

Additional Admissions Requirements for International Applicants whose Native Language is not English

In situations where English was not the language of instruction, international applicants can also meet the English requirement by submitting official documentation with the minimal scores of higher of one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, PBT) = 550
  • Internet Based Test (iBT) = 80
  • International English Language Test (IELTS) = 5
  • PTE Academic Score Report = 58

English Proficiency scores, if English was not the language of instruction; must be sent directly from the testing agency to: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 16515 S. 40th  St., Ste 143, Phoenix, AZ 85048

International applicants who do not provide documentation of acceptable US or Canadian course/degree equivalency will not receive credit, and will not be admitted without documentation that meets admission.

Non-Degree Seeking Admissions Application Materials Check-list

To be considered for admission, applicants must completed an online admissions application form and the following documentation:

  1. Copy of a government-issued ID
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Unofficial transcripts reflecting highest degree earned
  4. Official transcripts reflecting highest degree earned^
  5. Nonrefundable Application Fee ($50)**

^ Official transcript can be sent electronically through National Student Clearinghouse to registrar@cummingsinstitute.com, if offered by your prior institution, or sent by mail to the following address: Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, Attn. Registrar, 16515 S. 40th  St., Ste 143, Phoenix, AZ 85048

** Waived for students eligible for Military Tuition. Documentation of military status is required during the application process.

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