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Ready to start your journey at the Grad School? Here are the application deadlines and our contact information, should you have any questions during the process.
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Thank you for your interest in applying to the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

To apply with the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School, you must have completed a Bachelor’s Degree. The GRE is not required for admission. We recommend that you review our admission requirements before submitting your application.  

Applications are reviewed on an on-going basis. Applicants typically learn admission decisions within a week of file completion. We encourage early applications in order to plan for enrollment up to one year in advance.

Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the priority deadlines listed below. To avoid delays, we recommend that you complete your application at least two weeks before the deadline.

If you have questions about our graduate programs in addiction counseling, the application requirements or deadlines, please contact our admissions office:

Application Deadlines

Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Advanced Practice

  • Winter 2024 application deadline: December 14, 2023
  • Summer 2024 application deadline: April 11, 2024
  • Fall 2024 application deadline: August 8, 2024

Online Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Winter 2024 application deadline: November 10, 2023
  • Summer 2024 application deadline: March 14, 2024
  • Fall 2024 application deadline: July 11, 2024

When completing the online application, you will be asked to create an applicant account. Please follow the prompts to create your account and start your application. Contact with any questions.

If you have already started an application, please click here to access your application.