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About

The General Psychology - Substance Abuse Counseling Concentration program at Adelphi University provides specific training in the delivery of clinical services to clients and their significant others who seek treatment for chemical dependency. 

Through combining insights from various theoretical models with evidence-based practices, students will be prepared to work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient programs, community mental health centers, and rehabilitation programs. The program is intended to be completed in conjunction with the Masters in Psychology or Mental Health Counseling degrees.

Upon completion, students will have satisfied the 350-hour New York State educational requirement, will receive a Certificate of Completion, and are eligible for the Credential in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Trainee certificate (CASAC-T).

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Personality, Psychopathology Diagnosis 
  • Research Design
  • Developmental Psychology 
  • Consciousness and Cognition: Theories of the Mind
  • Contemporary Views of Psychoanalytic Theory 
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychology of Groups, Families and Couples 
  • The Psychology of Addictions
  • Clinical Interventions Workshop

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Rolling Admission
    • Applications received after the March 1 priority date will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    69

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A personal statement or essay
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official copies of your score on the required SAT or the American College Test, ACT (Please note that the Writing section of the ACT is optional)
  • One or more letters of recommendation
  • An admissions interview
  • Résumé
  • Academic record of coursework
  • Level of achievement 
  • Standardized Testing (SAT or ACT)
  • College level coursework credentials 
  • Proof of graduation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1210 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    1210 USD/credit
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Funding

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