Western Michigan University's specialty program in alcohol and drug abuse offers a graduate certificate. The program is a 21-credit hour specialization for working professionals and graduate students in counselor education and counseling psychology, occupational therapy, psychology, public administration, biological sciences, social work, sociology or other related disciplines.
The curriculum consists of18 credit hours of required coursework and three credit hours of field practicum. Persons who have previously completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at another institution may also be eligible for enrollment. The course credit hours and field practicum experience can be applied to the educational and field experience requirements for the Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor Credential and the Master Addictions Counselor Credential. Please refer to the Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals for more information.
In addition to the on-campus program, the entire graduate certificate course of study is offered through Western Michigan University's regional locations in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Metro-Detroit and Traverse City. The specialty program in alcohol and drug abuse also offers the graduate certificate courses online, excluding the field practicum experience. You can learn more on the extended University programs website.