The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School educates future leaders in addiction counseling to improve treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Our innovative curriculum integrates academics with clinical practice supervised by leading addiction practitioners at the nation’s premier addiction treatment center.
The unique educational opportunities awaiting you at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School could be the key to your future in the field of alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Training with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School prepares you for a rewarding career in the fast-growing fields of both addiction and mental health treatment.
Located at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s largest campus in Center City, Minnesota, the Graduate School incorporates clinical practice opportunities at the Foundation's multiple treatment centers in Minnesota.
The school also affords students access to more than 100 clinical rotation placements outside the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation system of care to further broaden clinical experience and expertise. A few examples of these placements include:
As a student at Hazelden Betty Ford, you will be supported by staff and faculty along every step of your academic, career and personal journey. Hear professor Jora Jamison, PhD explain how in this brief video.
The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School educates future leaders in addiction counseling who provide evidence-based integrated care for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
The graduate school will set the international standard for addiction counselor education, practice, and leadership.
To actualize our mission and achieve our vision, the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School embraces the following values:
All graduates of the Graduate School will achieve the following learning outcomes:
Serving as a platform for the future, the graduate school is charged with the following priorities:
For more than 50 years, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has prepared alcohol and drug counselors who help individuals and families reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. We have been training alcohol and drug counselors longer than any other institution in the United States.