Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Medicine
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
To meet the critical needs for addiction care and treatment in an age where drug abuse is on a meteoric rise, this program at Wake Forest University provides graduate training at the master’s level to prepare its graduates to provide clinical addiction services, as either a career in and of itself, or as an enhancement of their planned, or current, career. The program integrates student learning and research experiences throughout our medical community. The program, considered the first of its kind, is perfectly suited for the innovative environment at Wake Forest and is helping to create a workforce that will make a direct impact on the addiction crises faced by our patients, our community, and our nation.
This program is approved as a Criteria C program by the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Boards (NCSAPPB); this provides graduates a pathway to earlier licensure eligibility as a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.
The overarching goals of the program are:
Our innovative curriculum integrates human service and addiction studies in an academic medical center environment, allowing for a unique perspective on managing addictive disorders at the point-of-care. The program has designed its curriculum to provide a comprehensive education in addictive disorders.
The program provides students with three distinct tracks, Clinical, Human Services, and Research with a core curriculum that is required of students in all tracks.
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999