General Program Information
Robert Pack, PhD, MPH, Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Public Health
101E Lamb Hall
Addiction recovery support services positively impact individuals, families, and communities. Implementation of recovery support services currently outpaces the science of the field. More rigorous research is needed to inform the content and practice of effective recovery support sercies.
This 12-hour certificate will include two existing courses in social work, two non-credit bearing workshops on the responsible conduct of clinical/health services research, and two new interprofessional courses designed to enhance student skills in research methods for addiction and recovery research.
The certificate is designed for graduate students, members of regional health systems, addiction treatment facilities, and other community-based organizations (CBOs) that are interested in conducting or participating in recovery research.
The criteria for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Recovery Research includes:
1) A baccalaureate degree; and
2) A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for domestic students and 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for international students.
Application materials that must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies include an application, essay, official transcripts from all colleges attended, names of three (3) professional references, and a résumé or CV. If a student is seeking simultaneous admission to the certificate program and another graduate degree program at ETSU, the student must submit two (2) applications. If a student is currently admitted to a degree program at ETSU and later wishes to be considered for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Recovery Research program, the student must only submit a completed application form indicating an interest in the certificate program and a dual degree form.
All applications will be evaluated by the Graduate Program Coordinator. Factors given consideration in the admission decision include: grade point average; career and educational levels; references; evidence of capacity to engage in interdisciplinary recovery-focused work; and demonstrated interest in and/or history of research in the prevention or treatment of substance use disorder and/or related topics (e.g., HIV). Applicants are encouraged to address their related accomplishments, interests, and goals in the essay and résumé/CV.
First preference for admission will be given to candidates who meet all criteria and file a completed application no later than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to begin the program.
Selection for participation will be based on: a) appropriate career and educational levels, including affiliation with partnering academic or community organizations; b) evidence of capacity to engage in interdisciplinary recovery-focused work; and c) a strong interest in and/or history of research in the prevention or treatment of SUD and/or related topics (e.g., HCV or HIV).