Mobile Menu

Program Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Department of Counselor Education (College of Education) and the Department of Community and Environmental Health (College of Health Sciences). The 18-credit postgraduate certificate is designed for professionals employed in substance abuse education, prevention or intervention settings or licensed professionals seeking additional training in the treatment of substance use disorders. The goal of the certificate program is to prepare students for a variety of positions in the addictions field and to provide specialty training in addiction for licensed professionals. The graduate certificate meets the didactic experiences required to become a nationally credentialed Master Addiction Counselor (MAC – if holding a Master’s in Counseling), an Idaho Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), or Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ACACD – if holding a related graduate degree).

The Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies is a separate program from the Master in Arts of Counseling, Addiction Counseling cognate. Although there are some courses that overlap, this 18-credit certificate is a separate program from the 60-credit Master in Arts of Counseling, Addiction Counseling degree.

Program Coordinators

Dr. Susan Esp, Health Sciences
Dr. Raissa Miller, Counselor Education