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 students who qualify for practicum and internship. 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 Clinical observation first semester of your program. 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 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 Explore full-time and elective course options below.