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Master's in Addiction Counseling Degree Requirements

University of the Cumberlands reviews and accepts applications for the Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling degree program year-round. We operate on bi-term: two in fall, two in spring and two in summer. Qualified applicants can start their online Masters in Addiction Counseling classes at the beginning of any bi-term.

The M.A. in Addiction Counseling degree program requires completion of 60 hours of graduate-level work.

A maximum of 30 semester hours of credit may be transferred from a regionally-accredited institution of higher learning. These transfer credits must be in courses determined to be equivalent to courses required in the program. All transfer credits must be approved by the Program Director and the Registrar.

Addiction Counseling Core Courses – 12 Credit Hours Required

  • Psychopharmacology & Addictions
  • Motivation & Change
  • Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment  
  • Spirituality & Values in Counseling

Counseling Core Courses - 48 Credit Hours Required

  • Introduction to Professional Counseling  
  • Legal & Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Lifestyle & Career Development  
  • Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice  
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Etiology & Diagnosis of Abnormal Behavior  
  • Counseling Theories  
  • Advanced Clinical Assessment  
  • Counseling During Grief & Crisis  
  • Theory & Practice of Multicultural Counseling
  • Group Counseling  
  • Research Methods in Counseling
  • Theories & Techniques for the Treatment of Process Addictions & Substance Abuse
  • Counseling Practicum  
  • Counseling Internship I
  • Counseling Internship II

For a full list of course offerings or more program specific information, visit our Academic Catalog page.