Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604

Degree programs are accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).

Phone: 1-703-562-0211

The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions. For more information about complaints against private colleges and career schools, please contact us at 1-651-213-4175.

The counseling programs at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School are currently in-process with CACREP accreditation.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit to better understand the importance of choosing an accredited program.

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 1-703-535-5990

Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Note: Participating institutions can link to the site.

Licensure Information

Graduates of the Master of Arts program meet requirements for licensure in Minnesota for alcohol and drug addiction counseling. Please note: as of July 1, 2008, candidates for Minnesota licensure must hold a bachelor's degree.

Licensing requirements are complex and vary from state to state. We encourage all applicants to check with their respective states on specific licensure requirements. Learn more about Licensure by State.