Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders
Be a change agent and help improve lives. This online program will prepare you to work with individuals and communities that are impacted by substance misuse. You will gain knowledge on etiology, neuroscience and substance use disorder. This graduate certificate is ideal for any graduate student or professional who seeks to work in the field of substance misuse.
At a Glance
Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)
Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders overview
What You'll Learn
Coursework is designed to advance the knowledge of the etiology, neuroscience and comorbidity of substance use disorder, in addition to identifying strategies for intervention including evidence informed theories, self-help programs, and medication assisted treatment.
The curriculum includes both required courses and a guided elective that allows students to determine the final course that best meets their needs, whether through a practicum or through theories of intervention.
- SW 524 Substance Misuse
- SW 580 Trauma Informed Care
- SW 640, 740 or 741 MSW practicum in a substance misuse treatment agency OR an approved clinical elective (i.e., SW 726, 728, or 730)
How to Apply
- Must be a current University of Kentucky Graduate Student or have a conferred Graduate Degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Unofficial copies of university transcripts must be attached to and submitted with the application.
Licensure & Authorization
Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa.AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.