Masters in Addiction Studies Online

GSU’s Masters in Addiction Studies Online Degree


There are not many careers that provide an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life as does an addictions treatment professional.  GSU’s Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health has an excellent program that allows you to earn your masters in addiction studies online.  Our MHS in Addictions Studies degree is comprised of course work that emphasizes state-of-the-art, evidence-based approaches to addictions.  Students gain the knowledge and skills to meet the changing needs of clients and the community. Furthermore, the program has a strong basis in cultural understanding and sensitivity to give graduates the ability to appreciate and respond to cultural and community influences on addictions and recovery. 


A Comprehensive Masters in Addiction Studies Online Program


According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, almost a quarter of a trillion dollars of the nation's yearly healthcare costs in 2011 were attributable to substance abuse and addiction.  As such the need for highly qualified professionals in prevention, counseling, education and treatment of addictions is expected to grow.  By earning your masters in addiction studies online at Governors State, it not only opens doors for professional advancement, but helps to fill an increasing demand.    

GSU’s comprehensive online program takes students through pharmacology as well as teaches prevention, counseling, and group techniques. With a foundation in research and practice, we integrate that knowledge into a thorough investigation of treatment programs that starts with planning right through to management.  Another component of the program is an internship that provides the opportunity for students to apply their experiences. 

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.  Please see our 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 an excellent degree program to earn your masters in addiction studies online.

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