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Graduate Program Admissions

Applicants must first apply to the East Carolina University Graduate School. When the applicant is accepted to the Graduate School, his/her application is forwarded to the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies. The requirements for entrance into the ECU Graduate School are as follows:

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • completion of an online application to the Graduate School;
  • a minimum score at the 30th percentile or higher on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE: average of verbal and quantitative scores);
  • official transcripts showing the bachelor's degree and any other work taken at a college or university;
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0, and;
  • a Written Statement of Intent (i.e., why applicant wants to enter this graduate program)

A personal interview will be arranged by the department following an initial screening of applicant's materials.

References or letters of recommendations are not required for screening or admission.

Application Deadlines

               

 

   Fall semester

 

  August 15th

 

  Spring semester

 

  December 20th

 

  1st & 11-week Summer session

 

  May 5th


  2nd Summer session

 

  June 15th

  • Review of applications for fall and summer admission begins March 1st
  • Review of applications for spring admission begins October 1st

Contact Information

MS, Clinical Counseling with emphasis in addictions
Dr. W. Leigh Atherton
Director
athertonw@ecu.edu

MS, Rehabilitation and Career Counseling
Dr. Susan Sherman
Director
shermans15@ecu.edu

Military and Trauma Counseling Certificate
Dr. Mark Stebnicki
Coordinator
stebnickim@ecu.edu

Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate
Dr. Susan Sherman
Coordinator
shermans15@ecu.edu

Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate
Dr. W. Leigh Atherton
Coordinator
athertonw@ecu.edu

Vocational Evaluation Certificate
Dr. Steven Sligar
Coordinator
sligars@ecu.edu