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 Full-time 12-month program with part-time options available Program simultaneously blends academic studies with clinical practice 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 Retention Requirements Satisfactory academic progress includes the successful completion of semester courses with a cumulative 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher and attendance of 80% or higher in all courses. Students whose cumulative GPA falls between 2.50 and 2.99 are placed on academic probation. A student will also be placed on academic probation if: (a) attendance in any course falls below 80% as of the fifth week of the semester (or one third of the course) and/or (b) the student receives three incompletes in any single semester. Explore full-time and elective course options below.