Strengthen your addiction knowledge base on your budget.

The Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Studies is a degree designed to prepare you to advance in the field of addiction studies. This program is structured around courses that address the primary theories of addiction as well as addiction-specific topics related to the treatment and prevention of substance abuse.

Students who graduate from Aspen University’s Master of Arts in Psychology and Addiction Studies degree will increase their understanding of addiction including its psychological and neurological aspects and appropriate treatments as well as theories of substance abuse prevention and approaches to helping individuals and families.

This program alone does not prepare students to become a licensed counselor nor does it fulfill state licensure requirements.

Enjoy Flexibility – 16 courses with start dates every 2 weeks
Affordable Monthly Payments – Opt to pay $375 per month at 0% interest
Focus on your Passion – Choose your Capstone

What is the Capstone Project?

This degree program requires the successful completion of a capstone project. It provides you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency.  

Be proud of your Capstone and show off your knowledge!

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View the MAPAS Handbook

For more information about the program, see the Academic Catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • Application – A completed application.
  • Bachelor’s Degree Transcripts – Official transcript demonstrating a conferred bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a CHEA recognized accrediting body or an international equivalent with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater.
  • Military Documentation (Optional) – A copy of the most recent orders; or a copy of DD214 (This can be requested from the National Archives.)