Master of Arts in Psychology & Addiction Counseling
Aspen University

Program Details

Graduates of Aspen University’s online master’s Substance Abuse Counseling program will have an understanding of addiction, including psychological and neurological aspects, appropriate treatments, substance abuse prevention, and approaches to counseling individuals and families.

This substance abuse counseling degree online is designed to prepare students for the field of addiction counseling, however this program is not meant to fulfill state licensure requirements on its own. Aspen University is approved as an education provider with the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).

Students can study topics including:

  • Psychology of addiction
  • Substance abuse prevention
  • Neurobiology of addiction
  • Advanced counseling skills
  • Counseling ethics
  • Drug enforcement


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or equivalent
  • Official transcripts
  • Military documentation, if applicable

School Accreditation Statement

Distance Education Accrediting Commission