The Online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Addiction Studies prepares substance abuse and counseling professionals for advanced levels of competency to address current and future addiction/prevention challenges in society. Practicing professionals need graduate-level knowledge to address the complexities of today's client. Graduates of the Master's in Addiction Studies degree program will be eligible to the highest level of addiction/prevention credentialing through the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals.
Online Master's degree in Addiction Studies participants should contact their State Chemical Dependency Certifying Body to assure courses meet certification. Requirements may differ from state to state. For details regarding South Dakota's certification standards, please refer to the Certification Standards Manual of the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals.
This online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies program can be completed in as little as 33 credit hours (advanced track), or as many as 45 (standard track), depending on your Certification and academic background.
The ADS department is accredited through the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).
All courses required for state Alcohol/Drug Certification are provided at the University of South Dakota by the Addiction Studies Department and are the only USD courses specific to alcohol/drug studies that have been approved by the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals. If you want to become an expert in addiction counseling and alcohol and drug abuse treatment, consider choosing our M.A. in Addiction Studies program.
Application requirements can be found at Graduate School Admission Requirements and include:
For more information about the online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies, contact USD Online at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Master of Arts in Addiction Studies at the University of South Dakota has provided me with a career in the addiction field that is taking off fast. I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to the ADS faculty for welcoming me in as a transfer student and showing me such patience and understanding. I have never felt more confident and prepared for my future. Andre Taylor, '11 M.A.