Graduate Certificate in Addiction and SUDs

Graduate Certificate in Addiction and SUDs

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ASU Online offers a graduate certificate in addiction and substance-use related disorders that draws from world class research and the experience of practicing professionals. This graduate certificate can serve the needs of aspiring professionals (individuals with a Bachelor’s degree or currently in a Master’s or Doctoral program in a behavioral health field), or current behavioral health professionals with a Master’s or Doctoral degree who want additional education in addictions and substance use disorders to help them address their clients’ needs.

All states require either certification or licensure to practice as a substance abuse counselor. Most states have multiple levels of licensure, typically a bachelor’s-level license that requires ongoing supervision and a master’s-level license that allows independent practice. This program meets the core educational content requirements for licensure in the State of Arizona. This certificate also meets the educational content requirements for most states in the U.S. 


The Graduate Certificate in Addiction Scholarship

The scholarship is dedicated to support up to 7 graduate certificate students with financial need and a personal connection to addiction and recovery, with funding of up to $6,500. Funding will allow students financial and time flexibility to devote effort to their studies. All students who meet the application criteria will receive consideration for the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Scholarship without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression ,sexual orientation, citizenship, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

Students who attend full-time can complete the program in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. Those who attend part-time will attend Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, and Fall 2022. The scholarship award will be disbursed each semester, over the course of the program, whether attending full-time or part-time. There is no need to re-apply each semester, but students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the certificate program to receive funding in subsequent semesters,

More information about scholarship requirements and applications can be found here.