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Articulate knowledge, skills, and practices related to addiction treatment.
Apply addiction intervention and prevention theories, models, and
approaches to individuals and groups.
Deliver ethical, cultural, and ethnicity-sensitive services to clients in practical settings.
Select appropriate assessment interventions to evaluate and develop a
treatment plan for clients.
Analyze research and models of program evaluation for addiction
treatment and prevention.
Integrate knowledge and skills to create treatment plans for clients
with substance use disorders.
Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.
Learn the latest in theory and practice from experienced doctoral
faculty who are actively engaged in their professions.
Capella’s MS in Addiction Studies is built to meet state
credentialing standards and aligned to the Advanced Alcohol & Drug
Counselor (AADC) certification.
Capella University is an Approved Education Provider of NAADAC, the
Association for Addiction Professionals, for its MS in Addiction
Studies and Graduate Certificate in Addictive Behavior.
Online education isn’t one-size-fits-all. We know you’re busy—you
need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way
around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and
it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).
Your price may be higher or lower depending on your
specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer
credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you
would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits
and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Many employers offer tuition reimbursement to employees. Ask your manager about options.
If you're an active-duty military service member, spouse, or veteran, discounts may be available.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools.
Capella’s MS in Addiction Studies provides you with treatment and
intervention skills. You’ll focus on established standards,
evidence-based practices, and ethics, including awareness and
sensitivity to the complex needs of a multicultural society.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|ADD5004||Survey of Research in Human Development for Addiction Professionals|
|ADD5106||Assessment of Addiction|
|ADD5107||Principles of Integrated Addiction and Mental Health Treatment|
|ADD5217||Ethical and Legal Issues in Addiction Treatment|
|ADD5258||Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment|
Our program features a rigorous combination of online coursework and
face-to-face experiences that help you expand on what you’re learning
in the courseroom, so you can hit the ground running in the real
Enhance the skills you develop in your program coursework through these intensive, onsite experiences with students and faculty.
Apply your skills and knowledge in the field with direct-client
contact and supervision.
Our licensure team supports you through the license application
process, and is here for you even beyond graduation.
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They're here to help find a program fit and set up for success.
Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.
Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
For this team, it's more than resumes and interview tips. It's about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
A look at the skills and knowledge necessary to help individuals
struggling with or affected by addiction.
Learning options like Practica and internships provide hands-on,
in-person experiences to solidify knowledge.
Explore five different mental health career paths, including
responsibilities, skills, and educational requirements.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
Master’s in Addiction Studies degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
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