Substance Abuse Masters

various abusive drugsWhat is substance abuse counseling? We use alcohol, drugs and other substances for a variety of legitimate or social reasons. But when that use becomes an over-use or addictive disorder, then it is classified as “substance abuse”. Substance abuse counselors (also called behavioral disorder counselors) help people who have problems with alcohol, drugs, substance abuse and eating disorders.

With the national and international rate of substance abuse continuously rising. The need for people who understand the special needs of individuals who are caught in an abusive cycle is constantly growing. While the number of counselors in this specialized field continues to grow, the specific needs of people who are drug, alcohol or other substance dependent has created a requirement for more alcohol and substance abuse counselors who have studied the problem at an advanced level and gained a substance abuse masters.

This page has information on what it mean to be a substance abuse counselor, where to find suitable programs, and more …

List of substance abuse masters schools and programs

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Locations:  Davenport

Capella combines outstanding academics with a supportive faculty and staff in a program designed for working adults.

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Programs:

  • MS - Addiction Studies
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Pioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation’s seventh largest university. With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.

Programs:

  • MA in Professional Counseling - 60 Hour

Be a part of the world’s premier institution for humanistic studies at Saybrook University. Pursue an advanced degree in psychology, mind-body medicine, organizational systems, and human science.

Programs:

  • M.A. Psychology, Counseling Specialization
Locations:  Kirkland

Welcome to Argosy University

Argosy University offers doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs to students through its eight colleges:  College of Behavioral Sciences, Graduate School of Business and Management, College of Education,  College of Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Creative Arts and Design, College of Clinical Psychology and Western State College of Law at Argosy University as well as certificate programs in many areas.

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  • Counseling Psychology (MA)
Locations:  Alameda

Brandman University, part of the prestigious 150-year-old Chapman University system is a private, non-profit regionally accredited university that offers a high quality education for non-traditional adult students.

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  • MA in Psychology with Counseling Emphasis
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Locations:  Yucaipa
Further your education by pursuing a certificate, master, or doctorate degree in Psychology at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Attend a school recognized by the NCSPP for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The Chicago School for Professional Psychology has more than 30 years teaching experience and offers more than 20 degree programs.

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  • M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis
Locations:  Irvine
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Study online or on campus with Brenau University. We offer a wide range of associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in the fields of business, education, liberal arts, nursing, and psychology.

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Locations:  Gainesville