Graduate Certificate in Addictive Disorders
California University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

A graduate certificate in Addictive Disorders Counseling allows you to help people overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol. This online certificate from California University of Pennsylvania can be completed during a 15-week summer semester. It can benefit those with an existing master’s degree in counseling or a related field who want to gain a specialty in addiction treatment.

Courses discuss topics such as family dysfunction and its relationship to substance abuse, gambling addiction and other impulse control disorders, assessment and evaluation procedures, and techniques to lead clients on a path to recovery and eliminating triggers. 


  • Bachelor's or Graduate degree with a GPA of 2.90 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.90 may apply for conditional admission.)
  • Official transcripts
  • Interview and resume may be required

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education