This program is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).
Addiction is one of the most severe health and social problems facing our nation. A recent study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reported that more than 1 in 7 Americans abuse or are addicted to nicotine, alcohol, or other drugs.* With this
Purdue Global’s Graduate Certificate in Addictions is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to pursue employment or career advancement as an addiction professional.† Courses in this addictions certificate program focus on chemical and psychological dependency counseling, advanced addictions counseling, group counseling, psychopharmacology, and co-occurring disorders, with an emphasis on application.
The Graduate Certificate in Addictions provides you with the opportunity to:
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Purdue Global degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Purdue Global. We’ll work with you to find a program that fits your schedule so that you may reach your career goals on your terms.
Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.
A graduate certificate from Purdue Global could help you pursue a number of careers in the field of addiction counseling and treatment. Work settings may include†:
The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.Request Info
The curriculum focuses on the principles of addictions counseling, group counseling, psychopharmacology, and co-occurring disorders, and how to apply them to guide clients toward recovery. You will also complete a practicum experience. Courses include:
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.
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*Source: The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, “What is Addiction?”, www.centeronaddiction.org/addiction?gclid=CMbCvd7P7csCFdgegQodU7gNIA.
†Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. The professional practice of psychology is regulated by each state. This program was not designed to meet any specific state’s requirements for licensure or certification, and Purdue Global makes no representations or warranties as to whether the degree or any individual courses meet such requirements. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.
‡Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.