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Master of Science in Addiction Studies


Addiction Studies

Take your career in addictions counseling to the next level with an online MS in Addiction Studies from Capella. This program can help you improve your skills as you prepare to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Learn to apply addiction intervention and prevention theories, models, and approaches to individuals and groups; gain skills that can help you deliver ethical, cultural, and ethnicity-sensitive services to clients in practical settings; and integrate your knowledge and skills to create treatment plans for clients with substance abuse disorders.

Integrated addiction treatment standards

Capella University is an Approved Education Provider of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Combined theory and practice

Apply and enhance your skills and knowledge through residency and internship requirements.

Flexible, engaged online learning

Gain real-world skills with a combination of online, theory-based coursework and in-person learning experiences.

Classes start July 12

Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 10 Core courses
  • 1 Residency
  • Internship

90% of counseling and human services alumni are satisfied with their Capella education.*

*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2019–2020