Addictions Counseling Concentration

The Addictions Counseling master's concentration will equip you to develop the knowledge and skills for effective counseling, treatment, education and prevention.

Program Highlights

Graduates will complete the coursework and field experience required for licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LADC) certification.

Addictions Counseling Careers

Addictions counseling professionals help people through public health agencies, youth services, residential treatment programs, hospitals, outpatient substance abuse programs and homeless shelters.


Median annual pay for substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors**


Number of substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselor jobs**

**Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors, (visited December 21, 2023).

Course List

Choose three of the following courses to complete the Addictions Counseling concentration:

  • Addiction Disorders
  • Family Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
  • Alcohol and Drugs in Society
  • Psychopharmacology in Addictions and Mental Health Counseling