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This program offers specialized training in the areas of chemical dependency and addiction studies. With the Community Counseling program as a base, additional courses are taken to fulfill requirements for competence in chemical dependency and requirements for state certifications.

Admissions Requirements

The requirements for admission to the programs include: an undergraduate GPA of 3.0, a minimum of 15 hours in the behavioral sciences including undergraduate statistics, an autobiographical statement explaining your interests in a counseling profession, scores from the Miller Analogies Test, a departmental writing exam, an interview with the counseling faculty, and three letters of recommendation from persons able to speak to your potential for this field.

Degree Requirements

EDU 500 Methods of Educational Research
PYC 502 Lifespan Development
CNS 512 Counseling Theories & Process
CNS 532 Counseling Special Populations
CNS 535 Guidance Principles & Practices
CNS 536 Counseling Services: Organization & Administration
CNS 538 Vocational Development & Career Assessment
CNS 539 Counseling Skills
CNS 540 Testing & Evaluation
ADS 543 Group Methods
CNS 560 Case Problems in Counseling
CNS 585 Counseling Practicum
CNS 590 Consultation & Staff Development
CNS 591 Research Seminar in Counseling (master's research paper)
ADS 570 Qualitative Research
ADS 509 Drugs & Behavior
ADS 511 Theories of Addiction
ADS 512 Recovery Processes
ADS 513 Diagnosis & Addictive Disorders
ADS 588 Internship in Addiction Studies (600 Hrs. Field Placement)
Total: 54 credits

*Required for the Certificate in Addiction Studies.

Students completing the program are eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies.

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