Jun 17, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024 
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024

Counseling, Chemical Dependency, Graduate Certificate

Dr. Stephanie Drcar, Certificate Program Coordinator

Joint Certificate Program with the Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, & Adult Learning and the School of Social Work.


One of the fastest growing job markets in the mental health disciplines is chemical dependency counseling. The state of Ohio now has its own board to license chemical dependency counselors (The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board - OCDPB). This program provides all the academic training for all levels of chemical dependency counseling licensure.

Faculty Research

Both the counseling and social work faculty have ongoing research projects related to the training of chemical dependency professionals and treatment outcomes in the field.

Career Information

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics identifies substance abuse counseling as an area in which employment demands will grow much faster than average from 2020 to 2030. This means there is, and will continue to be, a large demand for incoming graduates to fill the vacant positions.

Admission Information

Admission to the certificate program is open to current students in counseling, social work, or those holding master’s degrees in accredited counseling or social work programs from other institutions.

Application materials should be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office.

Apply Now: http://www.csuohio.edu/graduate-admissions/how-apply

For further information, contact:
Education Student Services Center
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, Julka Hall 170
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 687-4625 Fax: (216) 687-9284
Email: cd@csuohio.edu

Certificate Requirements

(12 credit hours)

The certificate program requires a total of twelve credit hours plus completion of the master’s in social work or counseling (school or agency). One hundred hours of the total 274 clock hours are infused in the master’s programs in social work and counseling.