Discover Drexel’s Online Master of Science in Addiction Counseling Program

April 26, 2021

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Drexel University’s online Master of Science in Addictions Counseling 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. 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. Graduates will learn to improve their effectiveness in responding to the clinical problems associated with the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders. In addition, this MS in Addictions Counseling degree will provide a pathway to eligibility for your state addiction counseling certifications.



  • Designed to meet the educational requirements outlined by the Certification as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC)
  • Curriculum also covers the knowledge, theory, and skill development areas as suggested by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC)
  • Beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year, field practice and clinical supervision will be an optional component of this program (some states require a practicum experience during the master’s degree)
  • Courses taught by experienced and internationally recognized faculty of the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Professions


Now accepting applications for the fall term! Learn more.