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Degree: Master of Arts
Transfer up to 12 credits
Min Time: 24 months
Start Dates: Jan, Apr & Sept
The Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling is offered as both a degree-dependent graduate certificate as well as a stand-alone graduate certificate. Students already enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program may concurrently pursue the certificate without taking additional coursework. For individuals who pursue the certificate independent of the master’s program, courses are eligible to apply toward Union’s M.A. with a major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
The certificate program covers 270 hours of education/training in the required chemical dependency specific content areas. Chemical dependency specific education courses parallel formal structured instruction recommended by the National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), specifically related to the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the core functions of alcohol and drug counseling. Students are eligible to apply for credentialing as Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors in the following states:
Prospective students residing in other states can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-828-8575 for more information.
*Applicants to the stand-alone Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling program must have a Bachelor’s degree and GPA of 2.5 or greater to be considered for entry. Students who are accepted with a GPA of less than 3.0 must successfully complete all Certificate courses before they can apply for admission to the M.A. with a major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.
All six courses are delivered online, with brief weekend residencies scheduled once each term. The weekend residencies take place simultaneously in Cincinnati and Brattleboro, Vermont during Saturday and Sunday. Students enrolled in the stand-alone Certificate program are welcome to attend residencies in the location nearest to their home. Students enrolled in the embedded Certificate program and as part of their Master’s degree curriculum are required to attend residencies.
Two courses are offered per academic term. The certificate can be completed in one year by enrolling in both courses each term.
New applicants and current students should contact the Master of Arts with a major in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program office for additional details and application information, email@example.com or 888-828-8575.