Jan 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Advanced Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies


Plan Description


The Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services offers an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies. The certificate program is designed for individuals already holding master’s degrees in counseling who are seeking to enhance their professional counseling practice and licensure options.

The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Addictions Studies meets the needs of health professionals such as marriage and family therapists, community counselors, rehabilitation counselors, school counselors, physicians, psychologists, social workers, and behavioral health therapists by providing graduate addiction training to help them address client needs.

Faculty members in the Department of Counselor Education, School Psychology, and Human Services endeavor to promote excellence in counselor education and counseling research. Our graduate counseling programs prepare students to:

  • Serve as professional counselors, advocates, and leaders who maximize opportunities for individuals, groups, and communities with a particular emphasis on helping underserved and oppressed client populations;
  • Address developmental, academic, career, mental health, socio-cultural, and wellness needs of clients seeking counseling;
  • Help individuals, groups and communities strive to find meaning, involvement, worth, and dignity in their lives;
  • Engage in action research and program evaluations to further the knowledge base and best practice initiatives of the counseling profession; and
  • Advocate with local, state, and national organizations to promote client and societal wellbeing.

For more information about your program, including your graduate program handbook and learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Directory.

Plan Admission Requirements


Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

Students must already be holding a master’s degree in counseling, or be currently admitted to the Clinical and Mental Health Counseling M.S. program at UNLV.

All applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirementsincluding the submission of all post-secondary transcripts, letters of recommendations, a resume/CV, and responses to the writing sample prompts.

Students are accepted into a certificate program as described in the Graduate Catalog. The faculty and corresponding sub-disciplines and sub-plans within the described programs are subject to change at any time.

Plan Requirements


See Subplan Requirements below.

Subplan 1: Con-Current Master’s Track
Subplan 2: Post-Master’s Track

Subplan 1 Requirements: Con-Current Master’s Track


Total Credits Required: 12

Course Requirements


Required Courses – Credits: 9


Complete 9 credits of advisor-approved coursework.

Final Project – Credits: 3


Certificate Requirements 


  1. Completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. Students who receive an F or more than two C grades will be separated from the program.
  3. Students are expected to follow continuous enrollment policies stated in the graduate catalog.
  4. The courses listed above may only be taken after the core degree requirements for the Clinical and Mental Health Counseling Program are met.

Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Subplan 2 Requirements: Post-Master’s Track


Total Credits Required: 24

Course Requirements


Required Courses – Credits: 21


Complete 21 credits of advisor-approved coursework.

Final Project – Credits: 3


Certificate Requirements


  1. Completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. Students who receive an F or more than two C grades will be separated from the program.
  3. Students are expected to follow continuous enrollment policies stated in the graduate catalog.

Certificate Completion Requirements


See Plan Certificate Completion Requirements below.

Plan Certificate Completion Requirements


  1. The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation in MyUNLV by the appropriate deadline.
  2. The student must successfully complete the final project.