Educating Future Leaders At the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, your master's degree program integrates coursework and research with clinical practice. Our three distinctive degree programs include: Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice Online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling Our Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice degree provides you with a strong foundation in addiction treatment, with advanced coursework in mental health counseling. On the first day of class, students begin logging clinical hours by working side by side with experienced Hazelden Betty Ford clinicians at our Minnesota sites. Courses attend to individual differences in clinical presentation, culture, life-space development, support systems, and vocational adjustment to address the complexities of addiction and common co-occurring conditions such as mental health. Graduates of this program are eligible for licensure as Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Professional Counselors (LPC), and Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC) in the state of Minnesota. Our Online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders degree program is delivered in an online format. Coursework is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to treat and effectively promote recovery for individuals with addiction and co-occurring mental health and medical disorders. The online format provides you with greater flexibility in pursuing your degree, while maintaining strong academic rigor in preparing you for a career in addiction counseling as either an LADC or LPCC. Our Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling degree allows you to gain the knowledge and skills to address the complexities of addiction treatment and recovery across the continuum of care. Courses focus on evidence-based practices that will prepare you to treat addiction and its complications. Your studies will simultaneously blend academic coursework with clinical placements, equipping you for a fulfilling career in substance abuse counseling. Each of our degree programs provide you with a comprehensive education. You will focus on developing the clinical competencies that will enable you to practice throughout the continuum of care, improve your practice based on research, and effectively address clinical complexities. Because 100% of our full-time faculty hold doctoral degrees, you will be learning from the best. As a graduate, you will have a sound foundation for your further development of clinical leadership as you progress into your career as a substance abuse counselor.