College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies

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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 are not required for screening or admission.

Application Deadlines

  • October 1 for spring admission
  • March 1 for fall admission

Contact Information

Rehabilitation and Career Counseling Program/Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate
Dr. Susan Sherman

Clinical Counseling Program
Dr. W. Leigh Atherton

Military and Trauma Counseling Certificate
Dr. Mark Stebnicki

Substance Abuse Counseling Certificate
Dr. W. Leigh Atherton

Vocational Evaluation Certificate
Dr. Steven Sligar