Criteria C Schools

Approved Programs

Disclaimer: Some of these schools offer a stand alone addictions certificate in addition to their approved Criteria C Master’s Degree programs. Completion of these certificates does not allow applicants with previously attained non-Criteria C schools to then qualify for Criteria C.  Students who complete these Master’s Degree Programs and earn the LCAS are NOT reciprocal or eligible for the International AADC certificate unless they complete an additional 300 Hour Post-Master’s Practicum qualifying their proficiency in the IC&RC 12 Performance Domains.

Video from Governor’s Institute on Criteria C

Appalachian State UniversityMaster’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program offered by the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling 

East Carolina UniversityMaster’s degree in Clinical Counseling program offered through the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies 

East Carolina UniversityMasters of Social Work with Substance Abuse Certificate program offered through the School of Social Work 

East Tennessee State UniversityMaster of Social Work with Graduate Certificate in Clinical Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counseling Studies through the School of Graduate Studies

Fayetteville State UniversityMaster of Social Work with a Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies program offered through the Department of Social Work

North Carolina A&T State UniversityMaster of Science in Mental Health Counseling—Rehabilitation Counseling and Behavioral Addictions Certificate, offered via the Counseling Department, Rehabilitation Studies

North Carolina Central UniversityMaster of Counselor Education, Department of Allied Health with a Certificate of Addiction Studies

North Carolina State UniversityMaster of Social Work with Addiction and Recovery Specialization

UNC Chapel Hill Master of Social Work and Substance Use & Addictions Specialist offered by the School of Social Work

UNC CharlotteMaster of Counseling with a Graduate Concentration in Substance Abuse Counseling program offered by the Counseling Department

UNC PembrokeMasters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Addictions Counseling

UNC Pembroke – Master of Social Work with emphasis on Substance Use and Addiction Recovery 

UNC WilmingtonMasters in Psychology with the Substance Abuse Treatment Psychology Concentration program via the Department of Psychology

UNC WilmingtonMasters in Social Work with the Substance Use Disorders and Addictions Certificate Program via the School of Social Work

Wake Forest UniversityMaster of Science in Addiction Research & Clinical Health

Western Carolina UniversityMasters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Substance Abuse Studies Certificate program offered by the Department of Human Services

Western Carolina UniversityMasters in Social Work Substance Abuse Studies Certificate program offered by the Department of Social Work