Master of Arts in Counseling / Substance Abuse Counseling
Western New Mexico University

Program Details

WNMU offers an online MA in Counseling with several concentrations.  In this Substance Abuse Counseling focus, you’ll expand your knowledge base and develop new skills as you prepare to become an LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) and an LADAC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor). To fulfill these requirements, you must take all courses from the Mental Health Counseling track and the Substance Abuse Counseling track. Most coursework is completed in an asynchronous format, however there may be a few classes that are taught synchronously for you to exchange ideas and benefit from networking with your peers.  Sample classes within this online graduate program, are:

  • Psychopathology & Diagnostics
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychopharmacology for Counselors & Therapists

Licensure requirements vary by state.  Be sure to check your individual state’s licensing requirements for counseling professionals prior to enrolling in this, or any other, program

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Western New Mexico University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)