By earning your master's degree in addiction counseling through the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, you will gain the knowledge and skills to address the complexities of addiction treatment and recovery across the continuum of care. Your coursework will focus on evidence-based treatment practices. From the first day of class, your studies will simultaneously blend academic coursework and clinical experience within and outside of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Clinical placements are guaranteed for all admitted students. Program Overview 44-credit program Guaranteed clinical placement beginning first week of your program Full-time 12-month program with part-time options available Program simultaneously blends academic studies with clinical practice First and second semester courses in Center City, MN two days per week Third semester courses available in St. Paul, MN or Center City, MN one day per week Three convenient start dates throughout the year: January, May, September Faculty members and expert clinicians provide individualized academic advising and clinical supervision Curriculum designed to meet the academic requirements for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) credential in Minnesota* Financial aid and grants are available to those who qualify Explore full-time and elective course options below.