23411 USD/year
23411 USD/year
6869 USD/year
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The Advanced Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas 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.

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

Career Possibilities

  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC)
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)
  • Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor Supervisor
  • Certified Problem Gambling Counselor (CPGC)
  • Problem Gambling Supervisor

Programme Structure

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.

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Priority: Jan. 15
  • Final: Feb. 1


12 SCH

12 - 18


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.
  • You must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.75 (4.00=A) for your bachelor’s degree, or a minimum 3.00 (4.00=A) for the last two years (60 semester hours).
  • Factors that may also be considered by the academic department to which you are applying include test scores (like the GRE or GMAT).
  • All applicants are required to submit a transcript from each postsecondary institution attended, showing all degrees and coursework, the dates awarded, and grades received.

Tuition Fee

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    23411 USD/year
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  • National

    23411 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
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  • In-State

    6869 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6869 USD per year

Living costs for Las Vegas

880 - 1430 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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