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Master of Addiction Counseling Admission Requirements

Please see the below information regarding important application deadline and decision dates for upcoming admission cycles below:

  Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022
All Application Materials PhD - October 8, 2021
Masters Program Extended to November 19, 2021

February 18, 2022

June 24, 2022
Initial Decisions October 25, 2021 March 4, 2022 July 6, 2022
Interviews November 1 - 30, 2021 March 14 - April 1, 2022 July 11-29, 2022
Final Decisions December 6, 2021 April 6, 2022 August 3, 2022
       

The following items are necessary for admission to the master's level Addiction Counseling Degree Online program:

  • Completed Graduate Application and payment of the associated fee
  • A completed Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale 
    *A 2.5 to 2.9 GPA could be considered for review if the additional essay prompt is completed with the associated Writing Sample
  • Official Transcripts must be received for all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • Writing Sample Prompt
  • Documentation of language fluency for non-native speakers of English, such as a score report from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the 8 International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or a report from Duolingo. This requirement is waived for students who have completed bachelor’s or master’s level coursework in the U.S. at an accredited institution. The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are: 
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) - 550 
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) - 79 
    • IELTS - 6
    • Duolingo - 100
  • Submit two Letters of Reference from individuals commenting on the applicants academic and professional potential

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

University of the Cumberlands
Graduate & Online Admissions

649 S. 10th Street Suite C
Williamsburg, KY 40769

Phone 606.539.4390
Toll Free 800.343.1609
Email gradadm@ucumberlands.edu

Previous Education Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college showing a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Transfer of Credit Policy
The M.A. in Addiction Counseling degree program requires completion of 60 hours of graduate level work. This is also a requirement for licensure as a Professional Counselor in most states.

A maximum of thirty credit hours of credit may be transferred from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning. These transfer credits must be in courses determined to be equivalent to courses required in the program. All transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director and the Registrar.