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Position yourself for increased career opportunities and job satisfaction in the fast-growing field of addiction counseling. Capella University's online Master's in Addiction Counseling program is designed to develop your ability to support better post-treatment outcomes.

The curriculum covers both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to offer integrated services and treat co-occurring disorders in an addiction-counseling or general-clinical setting. This rigorous program includes online coursework, residencies, and clinical experiences.

The Building Blocks of Your Master’s Program

This Master’s program includes the following integrated components: online coursework, residencies, and field experiences. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and prepare you for state licensure eligibility.

View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.

To learn more about this degree program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in General Addiction Counseling from Capella, you'll learn to apply addiction counseling intervention and prevention theories, models and approaches to individuals and groups. You'll also articulate knowledge, skills and best practices related to addiction counseling, and select appropriate assessments to evaluate, diagnose, and develop a treatment plan for clients. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

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Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in General Addiction Counseling include addiction counselor, addictionologist/medical director, adjunct or part-time faculty, behaviorist, case manager, detox specialist, family therapist, HIV counselor, recovery coach, residential counselor or vocational counselor. Potential workplaces and fields include mental health, educational institutions, private sector, health care or management/administration.