Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Master of Arts Degree Program in
Addiction Counseling

The Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling is a graduate course of study designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and skill to address the complexities of addiction treatment and recovery across the continuum of care.

Master of Arts degree in addiction counseling

The Graduate School of Addiction Studies offers courses focusing on individual and group counseling, research, multicultural counseling, mental health complications and adolescent development.


Graduates of the Master of Arts and Certificate programs meet requirements for licensure in Minnesota for alcohol and drug addiction counseling. Please note: as of July 1, 2008, candidates for Minnesota licensure must hold a bachelor's degree.

Licensing requirements vary from state to state. We encourage all applicants to check with their respective states on specific licensure requirement.

*Students may elect to complete additional coursework in vocational adjustment, life span development, and clinical practice in order to pursue licensure in Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Students interested in these options are advised to discuss options with their academic and financial aid advisors. Some states require a 60 credit degree for entrance to advanced licensing exams. In those cases, students may prefer to enroll in the Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice degree.

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    • May 12 in Maple Grove, MN. Meet our faculty and learn about our program.
June 7 in Center City, MN. Join us our Open House.


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