Degree Requirements for the M.A. in Addiction Studies

The Master of Arts in Addiction Studies has two different tracks:

  1. Standard Track (45 credit hours): This track is for individuals not carrying a Level II or III Chemical Dependency Certification nor any academic credit toward this credential.
  2. Advanced Track (33 credit hours): This track is for professionals carrying Level II or Level III Chemical Dependency Certification, are Licensed Addiction Counselors and/or individuals who have successfully completed an addiction studies bachelor's degree.

 

Standard Track Required Courses (27 credit hours):

Course/No.
Course Title
Site Rotation
ADS 520
CADE: Comprehensive Alcohol & Drug Education (3 cr.)
Online
Every Fall
ADS 522
Alcohol & Drug Continuum (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring, Every Summer
ADS 524
Psychopharmacology of Alcohol and Drugs (3 cr.)
Online
Every Summer
ADS 552
Alcohol & Drug Counseling Theories (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring
ADS 700
Advanced Legal/Ethical Issues & the Addiction Profession (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring, Every Summer
ADS 730
Addiction Studies Research (3 cr.)
Online
Every Summer
 ADS 753
Addiction Professional Supervision (3 cr.)
Online
Spring Even Years
 ADS 755
Case Management and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders
Online
Every Summer
ADS 794
Internship (3 cr.)
  Every Semester

 

Optional Co-Occurring Specialization Courses (6 credit hours):

Course/No.
Course Title
Site
Rotation
ADS 745
Psychopathology & Addiction (3 cr.)
Online
Every Fall
ADS 757
Relapse Prevention (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring

 

Elective Courses (Select 18 or 21 credit hours from the following):

Course/No.
Course Title
Site
Rotation
ADS 510
Working with Families on Alcohol and Drug Issues (3 cr.)
Online
Every Summer, Every Spring
ADS 512
Alcohol & Drug Use in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
Online
Every Fall
ADS 515
Native Americans and Substance Use & Abuse (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring
ADS 521
Foundations of Alcohol and Drug Prevention (3 cr.)
Online
Summer Even Years
ADS 526
Theory and Practice of Drug and Alcohol Prevention in Communities (3 cr.)
Online
Summer Odd Years
ADS 528 Gambling and Process Addiction (3 cr.) Online Fall Even Years
ADS 560 Trauma and Addiction (3 cr.) Online
Fall Odd Years
ADS 715
Wellness, Recovery, & Maintenance (3 cr.)
Online
Fall Odd Years
ADS 720
Addiction Counseling (3 cr.)
Online
Fall Odd Years
ADS 754
Public Policy and Addiction (3 cr.)
Online
Fall Even Years
ADS 756
History and Culture of Addiction (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring
ADS 757
Relapse Prevention (3 cr.)*
Online
Every Spring
ADS 792
Topics (1-3 cr.)
Online
Summer Odd Years
ADS 794
Internship (3 cr.)
  Every Semester

Master of Arts in Addiction Studies - Standard Track Program Total: 45 Credit Hours


Advanced Track Required Courses (33 credit hours):

Course/No.
Course Title
Site
Rotation
ADS 700
Advanced Legal/Ethical Issues & the Addiction Profession (3 cr.) Online Every Spring, Every Summer
ADS 715
Wellness, Recovery & Maintenance (3 cr.)
Online
Fall Odd Years
ADS 720
Addiction Counseling (3 cr.)
Online
Fall Odd Years
ADS 730
Addiction Studies Research (3 cr.)
Online
Every Summer
ADS 753
Addiction Profession Supervision (3 cr.)
Online
Spring Even Years
ADS 754
Public Policy and Addiction (3 cr.)
Online
Fall Even Years
ADS 755
Case Management & Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders (3 cr.)
Online
Every Summer
ADS 756
History & Culture of Addiction (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring
ADS 757
Relapse Prevention (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring
ADS 794
Internship (3 cr.)
Online
Every Semester
 Choose 3 credits from the following:
 ADS 792
Topics (1-3 cr.)
Online
Summer Odd Years
 ADS 510
Working with Families on Alcohol & Drug Issues (3 cr.)
Online
Every Spring, Every Summer
 ADS 512
Alcohol & Drug Use in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
Online
Every Fall
 ADS 515
Native Americans & Substance Use & Abuse (3 cr.)  
Online
Every Spring
 ADS 745
Psychopathology & Addiction (3 cr.)
Online
Every Fall

Master of Arts in Addiction Studies - Advanced Track Program Total: 33 credit hours