M.Sc. On Campus

Addiction Counseling

Johnson & Wales University

18 months
2322 USD/module
2322 USD/module
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Help prevent substance abuse, counsel people with addictive disorders, and provide other services to people suffering from addiction when you graduate with an Addiction Counseling master’s degree program from Johnson & Wales University.


This 18-month full-time Addiction Counseling program from Johnson & Wales University has two cohort starts each year (fall or spring), and meets in the late afternoons and evenings. This flexible schedule allows opportunities for students to work at their field placements during the day and on weekends. The majority of courses are taught by full-time faculty who represent diverse areas of expertise including clinical, school, addictions and substance abuse, grief and rehabilitation counseling and social work.

What you'll study

Learn clinical skills by turning theoretical foundations into positive, ethical client interaction and intervention. Students are prepared to take the National Counselor Examination before graduation, allowing a distinct advantage upon entering the job market.

The program includes 12 core courses related to mental health counseling, 4 electives related to addiction counseling, a practicum and an internship. This fieldwork puts professional knowledge into practice, starting with a 150-hour practicum and ending with an internship under the supervision of clinical professionals. This work can be conducted at one or more sites and fulfills the 600 experiential field hours required for licensing. Many students continue on to full-time employment at the agency where they interned.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Co-Occurring Disorders & Addictions Counseling
  • Leadership in Agency Settings
  • Counseling the Chemically Dependent & Their Families
  • Multicultural Counseling: Theory & Techniques
  • Counseling Theories & Techniques
  • Research & Theories in Addictions Counseling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

JWU utilizes rolling admissions. International students are encouraged to apply 60 days prior to the intended start date.


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Any B.S. or B.A. degree
  • 3 letters of recommendation; 
  • M.S. Counseling Statement of Purpose; 
  • GRE scores or Miller Analogies Test Scores not required, but may be recommended; 
  • Interview required. 
  • Completion of these undergraduate courses with a grade of C or better: General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Statistics or Research Methods (JWU courses: PSYC1001, PSYC2002, and MATH2001 or RSCH2050)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2322 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2322 USD per module during 18 months.
  • National

    2322 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2322 USD per module during 18 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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