Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling
University of the Cumberlands

Program Details

The Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling is an online substance abuse counseling degree from the University of the Cumberlands.  This program is designed for individuals seeking to broaden their expertise as mental health counselors and for those planning on becoming licensed addiction counselors.  The curriculum develops skills that allow students to work with those in need, applying addiction counseling intervention and prevention theories, models, and approaches to both individuals and groups.  It also develops sound ethical values and a heart for humanity as a counselor leader in students, preparing them to change the world one life at a time.  You will learn to articulate the knowledge, skills, and best practices related to addiction counseling, and to select appropriate assessments to evaluate, diagnose, and develop treatment plans. 

This online substance abuse counseling degree program includes core courses in psychological assessment in clinical practice, human growth and development, and counseling during grief and crisis but focuses on such courses as:

  • Psychopharmacology & Addictions
  • Motivation & Change
  • Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment
  • Spirituality & Values in Counseling

% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of the Cumberlands is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s)