Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling


Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling Overview

 

The Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling is a degree designed to help prepare students for careers in addiction counseling and to provide experienced professionals with a graduate degree that may help them advance in their field. This program is structured around courses that address fundamental theories of individual and family counseling as well as addiction-specific topics related to the treatment and prevention of substance abuse.

 Students who complete the Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling degree graduate with a solid understanding of addiction, including its psychological and neurological aspects and appropriate treatments, as well as theories of substance abuse prevention and approaches to counseling both individuals and families.

Students pursuing this degree must complete prerequisite courses in Research in Counseling, Addiction Counseling Theory and Practice, and Psychology of Addiction. Aspen University students are encouraged to tailor their degree to match their specific educational and professional goals by selecting a series of courses from an array of electives such as Diagnosis and Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders, Addiction Counseling and Families, and Psychopharmacology for Counselors.

Prior to graduation, students seeking licensure will complete a counseling practicum; students who are already licensed, or who are not interested in seeking licensure, will complete a research based project.

Download the 2017 MAPAC Preceptor Handbook.

Learn More

Speak to an Enrollment Advisor to learn more about Aspen University's online Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Counseling programs.
Phone: 1-800-373-7814
Email: enrollment@aspen.edu

Tuition Rates

  • $ 975 per Course
  • 16 Courses

  • $15,600 Tuition + Fees

Pay $325 per Month

Each month you'll make just one payment of $325, which we'll apply towards your tuition and fees. Your first payment is due on the first day of class and you'll be charged on the same day each month after that.