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Addictions Specialist

at St. Cloud State University

Program Details

  • Award: Graduate Certificate
  • Credits: 18
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This certificate is offered on-campus and is also available for completion on-line. Applications to the Addictions Specialist Graduate Certificate program are due February 1 for a fall semester start and October 1 for spring semester. This certificate program provides academic and experiential training intended to prepare persons in counseling for chemical dependency counselor licensure. To be admitted to the graduate chemical dependency certificate program, students must have a completed bachelors degree in a related field. If the bachelors program does not include course equivalents, students will be asked to complete the following undergraduate courses: CPSY 323/4 Theories of Counseling, CPSY 325 Helping skills, and CPSY 327 Group Counseling.

Program Locations

  • St. Cloud State University 56301

Labor Market Information

  • Mental Health Counselors

  • Median wage: $21.54/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Marriage and Family Therapists

  • Median wage: $23.37/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors

  • Median wage: $22.04/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Rehabilitation Counselors

  • Median wage: $15.24/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Ave. S. Saint Cloud, MN 56301 Toll-Free: (877) 654-7278 Local: (320) 308-2244 TTY: (800) 627-3529