Capella University

MS - Addiction Counseling

Position yourself for increased career opportunities and job satisfaction in the fast-growing field of addiction counseling. This master's program in Addiction Counseling is designed to develop professionals trained in the areas of addiction counseling, treatment, and prevention. There is a particular emphasis on treating addictions and co-occurring mental health illnesses, which can improve the possibility that your clients will complete treatment and have better post-treatment outcomes. The curriculum covers both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to offer integrated services and treat co-occurring disorders in an addiction counseling or general clinical setting. This rigorous program includes online course work, residencies, and clinical experiences. People likely to be interested in this specialization include addiction prevention and treatment professionals who wish to pursue licensure or certification, or advance to supervisory or leadership positions in the field.

This specialization requires course work and clinical experience, including a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship.


Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456.

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