MS - Addiction Studies
The Capella Master’s in Addiction Studies integrates course work, residency, and fieldwork, which are focused on providing you with the skills and knowledge necessary to help individuals struggling with or affected by addictions. Position yourself for increased career opportunities in the fast-growing field of substance abuse and addiction treatment.
Earn your degree in the Capella Master’s in Addiction Studies in as little as two years with a curriculum that covers theoretical and practical skills necessary to offer treatment for addictive behavior. To complement your academic course work, the program includes 300 hours of internship, which aligns with the common requirements states have set for credentialing examinations.
With your Master's in Addiction Studies from Capella, you'll learn to identify behaviors and situations and apply counseling theories, models, and approaches to individuals and groups who face addiction. You'll also apply knowledge, skills, and best practices related to addiction treatment, and select appropriate assessments to evaluate clients and develop a treatment plan.
An online Master's in Addiction Studies degree can prepare you for positions in treatment and prevention programs, as well as general clinical settings where addiction professionals serve as members of a treatment team. Common jobs include addictions counselor, case manager, chemical dependency counselor, chemical dependency professional, clinical counselor, and correctional substance abuse counselor. Potential workplaces include mental health facilities, educational institutions, health care or management/administration, government agencies, vocational rehabilitation, and criminal justice/corrections.
Delivery Format:Mostly Online
Tuition Basis :Per Quarter Credit
In State Rate:$518.00
Out of State Rate:$518.00
Additional Fees :$1,400.00
Fees Overview :
- Quarterly Resource Kit Fee: $175
Estimated Degree Cost - In State:$26,264.00
Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:$26,264.00
International Students Accepted:Yes
One in-person, 7-day residency experience is required.
Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements.
- Basic requirements for all programs:
- Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
- Acknowledgement agreement
- All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
- Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
Minimum level of education required:
- Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution
- Minimum grade point average of 2.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
Accreditation & Licensing
Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Higher Learning Commission: www.hlcommission.org, 800.621.7440
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