Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin

Post-Master’s Certificate in Addiction Science

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12 Credit hours

The Online Advanced Studies in Addiction Science - OASAS (Post-Master’s Certificate in Addiction Science) is designed for individuals with a Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) who are interested in, or need education and training in, addiction services. This 100 percent online sequence of courses provides the latest knowledge, skills and attitudes of professional addiction treatment practice. Courses are offered by blending desktop video conferencing and an online learning management system. By enrolling in these courses, students will have opportunities to learn addiction theories and techniques, the basics of psychopharmacology, research methods, legal, ethical and professional standards, as well as crisis intervention tools utilized in assisting addicted individuals and their families.

Graduate Studies Admission Criteria and Application Process

Refer to the Admission  section of the bulletin for information about Graduate Studies admission criteria and the online application process.

Program Admission Requirements

OASAS coursework is non-sequential and admission applications with supporting documents are reviewed when received.

To be considered for admission to the program, students must submit completed national and state background checks (Castlebranch) to USI.OASAS@usi.edu.

Required Courses (12 hours)

Courses are offered as 5-week (summer) or 8-week (fall/spring) modules depending on the term.

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