Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders Overview Drexel’s accredited online Certificate in Substance Use Disorders provides health care professionals with a comprehensive foundation in the etiology of substance use, the bio-psycho-social nature of addiction, and new cognitive therapies.The program promotes the use of both prevention and treatment through integrated remedies and was designed for students with bachelor's degrees in psychology, social work, nursing, or other allied health professions who want to acquire a higher level of expertise in substance use disorders treatment.Program FeaturesStudents develop advanced evidence-based treatment competencies and comprehensive knowledge of the bio-psycho-social dynamics of substance useIncludes educational training hours to either obtain or maintain a credential as a drug/alcohol counseling professionalAddresses the $600 billion in annual costs related to crime, productivity and health care caused by substance abuseState restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Required Courses BACS 534Approaches to Substance Use Disorders3.0BACS 535Motivational Enhancement Skills3.0BACS 540Recovery and Relapse Prevention3.0BACS 568Substance Use Counseling with Special Populations 3.0BACS 560Preventing Substance Use Disorders3.0BACS 570Clinical Supervision Skills3.0Total Credits18.0View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from an accredited universityClinical experience is recommended, but not requiredRequired DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedResume highlighting continued professional developmentAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2016-2017 is $913 per credit. (A 10% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1014 per credit) This rate applies only to new online students. Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is not eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings. When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the Graduate Certificate in Substance Use Disorders Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.