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Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

24 months
565 USD/credit 13560 USD/year
565 USD/credit 13560 USD/year
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The intersection of faith and addiction recovery can help give patients a strong foundation to move forward with a substance-free life. If you feel called to deliver counseling services rooted in theological wisdom, you can apply for the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders program at Grand Canyon University.


Offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders degree is an intensive survey of psychological theory and counseling practices, presented within a biblical framework that expands upon the Christian worldview. Students explore the cultural, familial and sociological influences on people with addictions. There is an emphasis on character formation, stages of spiritual growth and personal spiritual health for the counselor.A master’s degree is an eligibility requirement for pursuing counseling licensure in many states. This Master of Science in Christian substance abuse counseling program may prepare graduates to seek licensure in Arizona as an addiction counselor. The courses are designed to align with the national academic requirements established by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).Immerse yourself within Grand Canyon University’s welcoming and supportive learning environment as you expand your knowledge of Scripture and biblical truths. Benefit from the diverse perspectives of your peers and fully qualified instructors as you work through the curriculum online or on-campus. All students are encouraged to develop their communication skills and qualities of servant leadership, as well as to think analytically about matters of professional ethics.


Prepare to serve and lead others in God’s name as you work toward becoming a Christian substance abuse counselor. Professionals in this field often find it personally fulfilling to effect positive change in individuals, families and their communities. This master’s degree may prepare students to pursue counseling positions in any of the following settings:

  • Private practices
  • Hospitals and substance abuse clinics
  • Inpatient and outpatient recovery programs
  • Jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers
  • Social service agencies
  • Faith-based organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biblical Foundations for Counselors: The Story of God
  • Spiritual Formation: Becoming a Healthy Practitioner
  • Integration of Scripture with Counseling Theory
  • Psychopharmacology and Addictions
  • Co-Occurring Disorders

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.


48 SCH



Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate applicants may be accepted at GCU with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or program that has been approved by Grand Canyon University (GCU), with a 2.8 GPA or higher.
  • All students must submit baccalaureate bearing college transcripts to meet the admission requirements of the University.
  • Additionally, if students cannot meet the GPA requirements with their transcripts, but have a test score that meets admissions requirements, students will be eligible for full admission. If both the degree-bearing transcript and the test scores do not meet admissions requirements, students may be eligible to be admitted based on the Standards for Admission with Specification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 565 USD per credit during 24 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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