Substance Abuse CounselingSubstance Abuse CounselingSchool of Human Services

Substance Abuse Counseling

Tuition & Fees

tuition + fees
(per credit hour)
(per semester)
Distance Learning
Ohio Resident
$ 459.00 $5,500.00
$ 474.00 $5,680.00
Ohio Resident
$ 459.00 $5,500.00
Non-Resident $1098.00 $13,167.00

 See the complete breakdown of tuition and fees here.
Please note this does not apply to the graduate certificates.




The Substance Abuse Counseling program offers flexible and student-centered program options to prepare students for careers as substance abuse counselors and related fields. Our instructors represent a broad range of experience, skills and knowledge in the field. University faculty with research and training expertise, as well as experienced practitioners in drug and alcohol treatment across many demographic groups and treatment settings make up the cadre of instructors.

► The Bachelor Degree Program:

The bachelor degree is designed for students who are interested in careers in the chemical dependency treatment areas of counseling and prevention. Students are prepared through a program grounded in current research and proven practice in the field of Substance Abuse Counseling to be qualified clinicians. Upon completion, students will have met academic requirements for Ohio Licensure. Complete licensure information can be found here.

Students have 2 options for completing the Bachelor of Science degree:

Students attend classes both in the traditional face-to-face delivery method and online through the blackboard platform.

Coursework is completely entirely via the Blackboard platform in an asynchronous, computer-based format without obligation to travel to UC’s campus.

► Certificate Programs:

Certificates are credit-based programs designed for focused learning. They are shorter than the degree program, requiring just 18-24 semester credit hours of coursework. Certificates can supplement an existing program of study or provide the additional training needed for licensure. All certificates can be completed online with no need to attend class on UC’s campus.




Important Dates

Fall Semester


• Early Action Application Deadline:  Dec. 1
• Rolling Application Deadline:  March 1
• Confirmation Deadline:  May 1
• Classes begin: August 25


• Rolling Application Deadline:  July 1
• Confirmation Deadline: August 1
• Classes begin: August 25

Spring Semester


• Application Deadline: Nov. 1
• Confirmation Deadline: Dec. 1
• Classes begin January 6

Summer Semester


• Application Deadline:  March 1
• Confirmation Deadline:  April 1
• Classes begin May 12