Drug and Addiction Studies, Certificate

Admissions Criteria

It is each applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required application materials are received. Applicants should list the Graduate Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies on the application under degree pursued. The program accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Currently Enrolled Students in the Master of Social Work Program

Students in good academic standing may request concurrent enrollment. Interested students must contact the program coordinator to review the application process. 

Other Applicants

Applicants must follow the Application Requirements listed in the Degree-Seeking Admissions page in the Graduate Bulletin. 

Certificate Requirements (18 Hours)

Required Course (6 Hours)

Course Title Credits
SOWK 758Family Dynamics and Substance Abuse3
SOWK 752Social Work Intervention in Substance Abuse3
Total Credit Hours6

Select Two of the Following Courses (6 Hours)

Course Title Credits
Select two of the following:
SOWK 730Trauma-informed Social Work Practice3
SOWK 731Motivational Interviewing for Social Work Practice3
SOWK 751Youth and Substance Use3
SOWK 760Psychopathology and Psychodiagnostics for Social Work Practice with Adults and Older Adults3
NPSY 760Addictions Rehabilitation3
NPSY 761Dual Diagnosis3
HPEB 742Alcohol, Drugs, and Public Health Policy3
HPEB 540Drug Prevention3
HPEB 542Tobacco Prevention and Control in Public Health3
PSYC 503Psychology of Drug Use and Effects3

Electives (6 Hours)

Select six credit hours of electives approved by the program coordinator. 

Note: Courses taken as part of another graduate degree program may, if appropriate, be applied to the certificate program. The Graduate Certificate in Drug and Addiction Studies is awarded upon completion of the student’s approved program of courses.