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

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Governors State University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent