Substance abuse and counseling professionals must possess advanced levels of competency to address current and future addiction/prevention challenges in society.
Prepares professionals for advanced levels of competency to address current and future addiction, co-occurring and prevention challenges in society. Graduates will be eligible for the highest level of addiction and prevention credentialing through the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals.
Prepares professional to meet increasingly complex needs of patients and clients. Completion of this program prepares professionals to meet 15 of the 21 specialized academic credit hours required for state credentialing.
Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:
For more detailed admission requirements, please refer to Addiction Studies in the current graduate catalog.
Priority for Summer/Fall Semesters: April 1
Priority for Spring Semester: November 1
A degree in Addiction Studies can lead to a number of careers in a number of work environments.
From an active student organization to fieldwork opportunities, our students stay engaged outside the classroom.