Graduate Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Western Michigan University

Program Details

The Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA) at Western Michigan is a graduate certificate program that can be completed entirely online.  It will enhance your professional experience and grow your expertise in this contemporary subject, enabling you to expand your current counseling or education role. You’ll study the biological, social, and psychological aspects of substance abuse, as you work through this program and advance your career, with coursework such as: 

  • Human Drug Use & Abuse
  • Family & Addiction
  • Recovery Oriented Systems of Care


  • Intended for applicants who have credentials in counseling, psychology and other related disciplines
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Additional materials may be requested

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission