Masters in Addiction Counseling Online

Masters in Addiction Counseling Online Offers Expert Training

The Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health offers a high-quality program to earn your masters in addiction counseling online, on your own schedule.  Our excellent online program gives working professionals the freedom they need in order to pursue an advanced degree. The MHS in Addictions Studies - Addictions Counseling Concentration is a comprehensive program that provides students with the training to translate evidence-based research into clinical practice.  During your course of study, you will be exposed to a wide range of well-established clinical therapies such as Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, among others. Although the entire 60-hour counseling program is not online at this time, students enjoy the convenience of completing the majority of the program in an online format.

Masters in Addiction Counseling Online Degree Program

Our masters in addiction counseling online concentration is a 60-hour program with online course work and clinical experiences.  The curriculum is focused on evidence-based practices with an emphasis on improving clinical outcomes.  Furthermore, we continue to expand and broaden our clinical sites and experiences so students have the opportunity to enter the field with skills far beyond those of an entry-level counselor.  You will not only be prepared to meet today’s challenging work environment, but also have the skills you need to obtain additional credentials. 

The Addiction Counseling Concentration is an all-inclusive program that prepares you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to offer services to both the client and to their family.  Also, as addiction is often a co-occurring disorder with clinical depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, you will be trained to appropriately address those issues. 

Our Master of Health Science in Addictions Studies program is accredited by the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA) and satisfies the academic requirements toward the Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) professional credential.  Our graduates meet all of the education requirements for practice as certified addictions counselors.

Please visit the Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health web pages for more information.

We invite you to explore our many degree, certificate and individual course offerings listed on our website.  You will find we have a highly diverse student body made up of individuals of all ages and backgrounds and our courses are taught by gifted professors.  The Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health offers a quality program to earn your masters in addiction counseling online.

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