Master of Science in Addiction Counseling
Examine the Origins of Addiction and Treatment
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences offers the Master of Science in Addiction Counseling degree for students who wish to pursue a career as an addiction counseling professional. Addiction counselors treat individuals with substance abuse and dependency disorders. With a master's in addiction counseling from Grand Canyon University (GCU), you may be prepared to own and operate your own counseling clinic or work in a variety of settings, including a private practice, substance abuse clinic, group practice or hospital setting. A master's degree is a required step for individuals seeking the highest level of licensing or certification in many states.
A pre-practicum or supervised field work experience concludes the masters in addiction counseling program, under the supervision of a faculty member. Following the pre-practicum, you take part in a supervised practicum or internship experience to develop your counseling skills and to perform all the activities that a regularly employed professional counselor would be expected to perform in a supervised setting.