Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Develop your clinical skills working alongside expert clinicians at the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Addiction counselors are in demand at treatment clinics, detox centers, hospitals, sober residences, schools and correctional facilities—and the need is growing.

Graduating with a Masters degree from the fully accredited Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies prepares you to pursue licensure as Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Professional Counselors (LPC), and Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC)*.

Choose an on-campus or online program, on a full or part-time basis, or take a specialized course, whatever you need to meet your education goals and advance your career. No GRE is required for admission. Options include:

  • Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice
    Experience our premier on-campus co-occurring program with a strong addiction foundation. Clinical placements are guaranteed for all students who qualify for practicum and internship.
  • Online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders
    Design this online degree around your busy life. This program will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to treat and effectively promote recovery for individuals with addiction and co-occurring mental health and medical disorders.
  • Specialized Courses
    Improve your clinical skills and better serve your clients and their families by taking one or more specialized courses such as Grief and Recovery, Advanced Twelve Step Facilitation, Eating Disorders, and Co-Occurring Disorders in Children and Adolescents.

Ready to Learn More?

Call 1-855-437-3697 to speak with an admissions specialist today or complete the confidential form and take the next step to further your education.

Each of our degree programs provide you with a comprehensive education. You will focus on developing the clinical competencies that will enable you to practice throughout the continuum of care, improve your practice based on research, and effectively address clinical complexities. Because 100% of our full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees, you will be learning from the best. As a graduate, you will have a sound foundation for your further development of clinical leadership as you progress into your career as a substance abuse counselor.

From federal loans and private loans to grants and scholarships to veteran's benefits, there are a variety of financial aid opportunities available to our students.

*Licensing requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensure as an LPC, LPCC or LADC are applicable to the state of Minnesota. Please contact us for applicable licensure in your desired state.

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