M.Sc. Online

Addiction Counseling (Online)

12 months
613 USD/credit 34941 USD/year
613 USD/credit 34941 USD/year
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Drexel University’s online Master of Science in Addiction Counseling (Online) program is designed to provide you with the ability to apply evidence-based practices to meet the needs of an ever-growing population of people experiencing drug and alcohol use disorders as well as behavioral (process) addictions.


Key facts

Whether you are looking to advance your career options or have a greater impact on the development of workforce competencies and treatment policy and resources, you will benefit from the advanced addictions counseling curriculum.

Due to the growing opioid epidemic, there is an increased, emerging need for addiction and substance abuse counselors. The online master's degree in addiction counseling will benefit professionals working in fields such as probation and parole, criminal justice, nursing, physician assistants and public health. Graduates will learn to improve their effectiveness in responding to the clinical problems associated with the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders. In addition, Drexel University’s MS in Addiction Counseling (Online) degree will provide a pathway to eligibility for your state addiction counseling certifications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding Prevention and Prevention Programs
  • Research Methods in Behavioral Sciences
  • Ethical Issues in Addictions Counseling
  • Approaches to Substance use Disorders
  • Motivational Enhancement Skills
  • Treatment Planning and Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Use Counseling with Populations
  • Clinical Skills

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


57 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • GPA of 2.5
  • While specific clinical work and/or volunteer experience is not required, it may make your application more competitive
  • A completed application
  • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
  • Two letters of recommendation from either professional colleagues or your previous academic professors—you may submit two professional letters, two academic, or one of each. All letters should:
  • Be submitted on letterhead
  • Include how the writer knows you, in what capacity, and for how long
  • Highlight the academic, personal, and professional qualities that would make you a good candidate for the program
  • Specifically state whether or not the writer would recommend you for graduate admission into the MS in Addictions Counseling program (yes or no)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34941 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 613 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34941 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 613 USD per credit during 12 months.


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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