Our Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice program provides you with a strong foundation as an addiction treatment clinician as well as advanced course work in mental health counseling. 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. Courses address individual differences in clinical presentation, culture, lifespan development, support systems, and vocational adjustment to address the complexities of addiction and common co-occurring mental health conditions. Program Overview 60-credit program Guaranteed clinical placement for all accepted students as our program simultaneously blends academic studies with clinical practice Offered at our Center City, MN campus with some online coursework required Full-time 20-month program with part-time options available Program simultaneously blends academic studies with clinical practice Three convenient start dates throughout the year: January, May and September Faculty members and expert clinicians provide individualized academic advising and clinical supervision Curriculum designed to meet academic requirements for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) credentials 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.