Clinical Addiction Counseling Studies
100% Online Clinical Addiction Counseling Studies Certificate Program
Because the Appalachian region has been significantly affected by substance misuse and addiction, the focus of the program is to prepare students to become clinical practitioners, advocates, and leaders in respect to the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and addiction in the Appalachian region. Improving the quality of life for all individuals, families, and communities in our region is the overarching goal for the certificate program.
The Clinical Addiction Counseling Studies Certificate is a 12 credit program of study designed to provide the learner with specific knowledge and skills to help mitigate the consequences and risks associated with substance use disorders and addiction. The certificate is designed for learners interested in pursuing state licensure or certification as clinical addiction specialists or alcohol and drug abuse counselors.
A student may simultaneously pursue both the certificate and an ETSU graduate degree if duly admitted to both programs. Admission to a degree program and successfully completing coursework typically required for the graduate certificate does not automatically qualify a student for the certificate.
Additionally, a student who completes the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Addiction Counseling Studies and later wishes to pursue the Master of Social Work degree may transfer the certificate credits into the master’s degree with approval of the degree graduate coordinator and the School of Graduate Studies. All transfer credit, however, must meet GPA requirements and must be within the six-year matriculation limits.
Curriculum information and graduation requirements can be found in the ETSU Catalog Entry for Clinical Addiction Counseling Studies Graduate Certificate program.
Credits to complete this program: 12 credit hours
|TN Residents||eRate (Out of State, 100% online)||Out of State|
|$601 per credit hour||$751 per credit hour||$1442 per credit hour|
*Note, tuition discounts are available for border county students.
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Steps to Apply
Step 1 - Create your ETSU Application Account
Step 1 Create your ETSU Application Account by choosing the "Sign Up" option
Step 2 - Sign into the ETSU Application Portal
Step 2 Sign into the ETSU Application Portal and select "Start a New Application"
Step 3 - Complete the Remaining Fields
Step 3 Choose "Graduate," select your student type (domestic or international), select "Certificate," term, then choose Clinical Addiction Counseling Studies and complete the remainder of the form.