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Waynesburg nationally recognized for graduate-level Addictions Counseling Program

Matthew Stultz Apr 6, 2021

Waynesburg University’s Addictions Counseling Program was recently recognized as a 2021 Top 50 Master’s Counseling Program for Addiction Counseling by Addiction Counselor, being ranked No. 4 in the country.

“This is a tremendous honor and is a reflection of the exceptional quality that is available to individuals seeking to establish themselves as leaders in the addictions counseling field,” said Dr. James Hepburn, program director for the Master of Arts in Counseling, program director for the Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Education and professor of psychology. “The combination of doctoral-level faculty with years of experience in the addictions field, a state-of-the-art curriculum and a program geared to the needs of working adults makes our program truly unique.”

According to Addiction Counselor’s methodology, programs were evaluated on educational statistics such as a program’s retention rate, graduate rate, cost and student-to-faculty ratio.

Data was collected from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, College Scorecard, College Navigator, state and local governments, accrediting agencies and Payscale.

Specific ranking factors included net cost and affordability, students receiving financial aid, availability of online instruction, acceptance rate, retention rate, graduation rate and graduating salary.

Waynesburg’s Master of Arts in Counseling is available 100% online and offers concentrations in both Addictions Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

The Addictions Counseling concentration provides graduates with the requirements needed for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and prepares graduates to meet the requirements for the Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) certification.

Waynesburg University’s Addictions Counseling Program was the first CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs) accredited program of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact Dr. Kelley McNichols, assistant professor of counseling, at or 724-743-2261.

Master of Arts in Counseling

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