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2020-2021 UMA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMA Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Substance Use Disorders, Graduate Certificate


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Admissions Requirements:


To be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders, all applicants must submit the following items no later than July 1 to be considered for fall admission. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • UMA Graduate Online Application
  • Resume - applicant must have 1 year of professional experience
  • Essay that includes a short autobiography and the applicant’s reason(s) for pursuing graduate study in substance use disorders.  This essay should be 2-4 pages in length.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability to succeed in graduate school and a career in substance use disorder treatment. Only professional letters of recommendation will be accepted. Letters from professors, professionals in the field of mental health and human services, and/or supervisors from employment/field placement settings are recommended. Letters from family members and friends will not be accepted.
  • Copies of current active professional licenses and certificates (if applicable)

Admission is selective

Applicants who are admitted and enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders Program will be invited to meet with the program’s Graduate Coordinator to discuss the program expectations, curriculum, and available supports. This meeting could be conducted in person or virtually.

UMA Certificate Requirements:


  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.00
  • 9 Credit Hours of Residency

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