Educating Future Leaders The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies educates future leaders in addiction counseling to improve treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Our innovative curriculum integrates academics with clinical practice supervised by leading addiction practitioners at the nation’s premier addiction treatment center. Students can earn a Master of Arts degree in as little as 12 months. The unique educational opportunities awaiting you at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies could be the key to your future in the field of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Training with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies prepares you for a rewarding career in the fast-growing fields of both addiction and mental health treatment. Located at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s largest campus in Center City, Minnesota, the Graduate School incorporates clinical practice opportunities at the Foundation's multiple treatment centers in Minnesota. The school also affords students access to more than 80 clinical rotation placements outside the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation system of care to further broaden clinical experience and expertise. A few examples of these placements include: African American Family Services—Minneapolis, Minnesota The State of Minnesota correctional facilities Chisago County Court Services—Center City, Minnesota Augsburg College Step-UP® Student Services—Minneapolis, Minnesota Pride Institute—Minnesota Assistance in Recovery (AIR)—Minnesota Fairview Health Systems—Minnesota Our Mission The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies educates future leaders in addiction counseling who provide evidence-based integrated care for substance use and co-occurring disorders. Our Vision The graduate school will set the international standard for addiction counselor education, practice, and leadership. Our Values To actualize our mission and achieve our vision, the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies embraces the following values: Champion empathy, knowledge, diversity, multicultural competencies, and skills enabling students to treat the whole person as well as the disease of alcohol and drug dependence and its complications. Treat each person with dignity and respect. Promote Twelve Step fellowship as an effective method of sustaining therapeutic change. Be of service to the larger community. Advance innovation as a tool for continuous improvement. Foster a scientific and open environment for inquiry and learning anchored in academic freedom and scholarship. Advocate life-long learning as a standard for continued clinical competence.