Master of Health Science in Addictions Studies
Governors State University

Program Details

The online MHS in Addictions Studies degree program from Governors State University is designed to prepare students for leadership careers in the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. The curriculum was designed with the belief that addictions are multi-factorial, requiring a multi-solution academic approach with theoretical and empirical knowledge drawn from diverse behavioral, health, and social sciences. Required courses include topics in:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Planning, Managing & Evaluating Substance Abuse Programs
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Group Techniques
  • Theoretical Models for Counseling & Addiction Related Issues
  • Psychopathology & Coexisting Disorders


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • College transcripts
  • Personal statement

Special Accreditation

National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission