Certificate of Graduate Studies in Addiction Counseling

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Addiction Counseling, offered online and on campus in Virginia Beach, is a professional certificate that will serve as endorsement to licensure and for counselor continuing education for additional state credentialing requirements. It is not for initial licensure. Candidates must hold a master’s or doctorate in any mental health field and eligibility to pursue licensure in the state where you work. This addition counseling certificate program, presented from a Christian worldview, may help advance your career as a mental health professional. 

  • Investigate addictive processes associated with dependencies including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and interventions.
  • Explore the role of spirituality and faith-based interventions in addiction recovery.
  • Examine family systems theory, codependency, abuse issues, the role of culture in families, co-occurring disorders within families and models of family therapies. 

Online | On Campus

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 18

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CGS allows students who have earned or who are in the process of earning a 60 credit master’s level degree in counseling to complete additional coursework to pursue career opportunities, state licensure or specialty certification. Courses taken at Regent University while completing an M.A. in Counseling can be counted toward the CGS, but students are not eligible for federal financial aid for course work beyond the 60 credit hours required for the degree.

A student who is not currently enrolled in the School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) who wishes to complete the CGS must apply as a nondegree student. All courses must be taken at Regent. Courses cannot be transferred in to the CGS programs. All requirements for the CGS must be completed within five years. Students who earn an M.A. in Counseling through the SPC cannot earn a CGS in the same subject as their major.

 

2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

 

Application Process:

  1. Regent University Online Application
  2. Nonrefundable application fee ($50) paid online or by check sent through the mail.
  3. Personal Goals Statement
  4. An official transcript indicating the latest degree conferred. Successful completion of a licensure eligible master's degree is required. Additional transcripts may be requested on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Current Regent M.A. students applying for admission to a CGS program must have completed at least one semester of the M.A. program before applying.

A maximum of 12 Regent credits may be allowed toward a degree if a nondegree student later applies for regular degree-seeking status. The applicant must submit the additional material required for degree status. The admissions committee will consider the application in the same way it would a new applicant.

2018-19 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Certificate Program

$710 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

Certificate Program

$710 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students) $700
University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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CGS Requirements

Complete 18 credit hours.

Certificate must be completed within 5 years.

Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Addiction Counseling