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 and payment of application fee;
  • 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 for qualified applicants 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 (initial review begins March 15th)

Spring semester         December 20th (initial review begins October 15th)

Summer session        MS in Clinical Counseling does not admit in Summer session         

Contact Information

MS, Clinical Counseling with emphasis in addictions
Dr. W. Leigh Atherton, PhD, LPCS, LCAS, CRC, CCS