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The following items are necessary for admission to the Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling 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 lower GPA may be acceptable for conditional admittance. Talk with your Admissions Counselor for more details)
  • 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) of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The minimum acceptable TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission are:
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT): 550
    • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT): 79
    • IELTS: 6
  • Submit two Letters of Reference from individuals commenting on the applicants academic and professional potential

All admissions materials should be submitted to Graduate Admissions:

Graduate & Online Admissions
University of the Cumberlands
6985 College Station Drive
Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769

Phone (606) 539-4390
Toll Free (800) 343-1609
Fax (606) 539-4534

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.

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