Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counseling

There is a critical need for counseling practitioners who desire to serve clients struggling with substance abuse and other addictions-- and we are prepared to help you meet that need. Malone’s graduate-level certificate in Addictions Counseling is designed to provide foundational and advanced education and training from the perspective of a Christian curriculum.

The certificate is available fully online and can be completed in as little as two semesters for:

  • Those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in any field (behavioral sciences or nursing degrees beneficial) 
  • Graduate students in mental health or behavioral science programs
  • Post-graduates with a master’s degree or higher in a mental health or behavioral science field

Unlike our full counseling degree, which requires references, an autobiography, and an interview in addition to our application, the only requirement to apply for this certificate is a transcript indicating that you hold a bachelor's degree. 

Students who complete the Addictions Counseling Certificate will be eligible for certification and licensure under the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

You will become prepared for meaningful work during a critical time for mental health professionals and facilities, and you will gain practical skills and evidence-based practices that are sought by employers as you network and partner with local agencies for practicum experiences.

View course curriculum

Each course and its description is listed in the official Academic Catalog

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more! 


Learn more about licensure requirements