12 months
904 USD/credit 54240 USD/year
904 USD/credit 54240 USD/year
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Addiction Counseling from University of Detroit Mercy is the leader in addiction counseling, known for its innovation in providing cutting-edge education related to substance and behavioral addiction counseling. 


Addiction Counseling from University of Detroit Mercy provides specialized training in the prevention, assessment and treatment of addictive disorders. With a foundation in mental health counseling, specific course work in addiction counseling is completed to fulfill requirements for competence in both substance and process/behavioral (e.g., gambling, sexual) addictions. 


The program prepares individuals for working with addictions in a variety of settings, such as private and public agencies, rehabilitation centers, as well as outpatient clinics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling and Human Development 
  • Multicultural Counseling 
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Career Counseling 
  • Counseling Skills 
  • Testing and Evaluation 
  • Group Counseling 
  • Trauma, Crisis and Prevention 
  • Mental Health Diagnosis and Treatment 
  • Legal, Ethical, and Advocacy Issues in Counseling 
  • Consultation and Staff Development 
  • Addiction Counseling: Advanced Issues in Practice and Evaluation 
  • Drugs and Behavior 
  • Theories of Addiction 
  • Recovery Processes 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or higher, or a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the second half of the undergraduate degree program, or a graduate GPA of 3.0 on a previously completed graduate degree;
  • A minimum of 15 hours in the behavioral sciences including at least one course in statistics;
  • A letter of intent explaining your interests and qualifications  for admission into the University of Detroit Mercy counseling program and pursuit of a career in counseling;
  • Current resume;
  • Written responses to essay questions;
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals able to speak to your potential in the counseling field;
  • An interview with the faculty.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    54240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 904 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    54240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 904 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Highland Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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