Application Information

The next entry period for the MS and Certificate Programmes in Addiction Studies is FALL 2023.  Classes start Monday, August 14, 2023.  

Students interested in applying for the academic year beginning August 2023 will can submit their applications via the Virginia Commonwealth University Admissions Portal. 

 Please read the following instructions before proceeding to the application portal.  The link can be found at the bottom of this page.

APPLICATION DEADLINES for August 2023 entry

To allow for orientation and timely entry into classes, submission by July 15, 2023 is strongly recommended, although the final date for consideration is August 8, 2023


Due to the nature of the international collaboration under which these programmes operate, in-state tuition rates are not available.  If you select your status as not eligible for in-state tuition you will be able to  skip a detailed section of the application, and will not need to upload In-State Tuition supporting documentation.


Because you will not be coming to the United States to pursue your degree, you do not need to upload visa forms or immigration information.  You should fill out other information, including TOEFL or IELTS scores if applicable.

You will need to upload a copy of your official English-language university transcript before your application can be considered.  If you cannot obtain an English-language version, you can submit an official and verified translation of your transcript (mark sheet).  You also must upload a scanned copy or picture of their official diploma from any university from which they have received a degree.

Once you are admitted all students will be required to submit an original official hard copy of their English-language transcript, which must be received before the end of your first semester.

CLICK HERE to enter the VCU Graduate Application Portal

Not ready to apply?  Have questions? Let contact us about your interest by emailing Dr. Mary Loos, VCU Program Director, at