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UCO Addictions Counseling Program Ranked Among Top in Nation

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April 5, 2021

Media Contact: Sarah Ward, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, UCO University Communications, 405-974-2106, 

UCO Addictions Counseling Program Ranked Among Top in Nation 

The University of Central Oklahoma is ranked as a top institution for the Master of Arts in addictions counseling degree according to a recent national ranking by Central ranked 44 out of 50 and is the only higher education institution in the state recognized on the list. 

Programs were ranked according to their retention rate, graduation rate, cost and student-to-faculty ratio.

“To be ranked among other top-tier institutions by the top counseling publication only goes to show that we provide our students the opportunity to develop the skills needed to not only excel in therapeutic areas, but also in the area of social advocacy for better treatment and facilities,” said J. Keith Killian, D.O., LADC-MH, director of Central’s addictions counseling program.

“Leadership and management skills are stressed through Central’s addiction counseling program to keep pace with the field’s quickly evolving standards of best practices and legal and political changes, which prepares our graduates for a successful career.”

In addition, students in the addictions counseling degree program are provided with sound research supporting proper advancements in the treatment of the debilitating diseases of substance abuse and dependency.

For more information about the Master of Arts in addictions counseling degree, visit

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