Addiction Counseling Specialization - MS in School Counseling

Addiction Counseling

Whether it’s substance abuse or compulsive gambling, addiction impacts the entire family. This specialization prepares you with the skills and insights to help students cope with the emotional challenges of watching a loved one struggle with dependence. Beyond the various types of addiction, you’ll study the latest theories on treatment and explore techniques for counseling children, preteens, and teens who are living with addictive behavior.

Completion Requirements

  • 85 total quarter credits
    • Core courses (66 cr.)
    • Specialization courses (10 cr.)
    • Field experience (9 cr.)
  • 12 days of residency (two six-day residencies)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.


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