University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
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Program Details

The online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies prepares students to become an expert in addiction counseling and alcohol and drug abuse treatment.

This degree prepares substance abuse professionals for advanced levels of competency to address current and future addiction/prevention challenges in society

Graduates will be eligible for the highest level of addiction/prevention credentialing in South Dakota; students should check with their resident state to ensure that courses meet their requirements. 

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Official transcript.
    • Hold a bachelors degree.
    • Three letters of recommendation.
    • Statement of Purpose. 
    • Resume. 
    • Applicants must complete a face-to-face interview. If applicant is not from the region, the interview can be completed via Skype or Elluminate. 
    • Applicants must complete a successful criminal background check prior to matriculation.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)

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