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MS in Addiction Counseling

Through Walden’s MS in Addiction Counseling, you can prepare to become a counselor with a specialization in addiction counseling and to qualify to sit for the Examination for Master Addictions Counselors (EMAC).* You’ll gain an understanding of the root causes of addiction and learn how to apply counseling techniques to help treat people with a wide range of addictive behaviors.


Receive a 10% tuition reduction if you reside outside the US and start this program today. Contact one of our enrollment advisors at +1-443-627-7222 to learn more.


Enrollment process

  1. Complete the Request Information form

  2. An enrollment advisor will contat you to answer your questions.

  3. Choose the proper program that's right for you, then submit your application.

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This program allows you to pursue a counseling career in a variety of settings, including community clinics, hospitals, employee assistance programs, or private practice. Pursue your area of interest in addiction counseling by selecting from one of the program’s optional specializations.

Specializations

  • Addictions and Public Health
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Family Studies and Interventions
  • Forensic Counseling
  • Military Families and Culture
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling

Walden's MS in Addiction Counseling program can help you prepare for a broad range of career options, including:

  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Behavioral disorder counselor
  • Mental health counselor
  • Counselor in a private practice
  • Outpatient counselor
  • Outreach specialist
  • Clinical therapist
  • School counselor
  • Counselor serving specialized populations
  • Group counselor
  • Manager in a human service organization
  • University student support staff member

For assistance deciding which program fits your goals, call an enrollment advisor at:

+1-443-627-7222

Note on Licensure
Walden University’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), specialized accrediting bodies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is a requirement for licensure in some states. The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program is designed to prepare graduates to qualify to sit for licensing exams and to meet the academic licensure requirements of many state counseling boards. Because no graduate program can guarantee licensure upon graduation, we encourage students to consult the appropriate agency to determine specific requirements. Walden enrollment advisors can provide guidance on licensure issues; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand and comply with all state licensure requirements. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain state licensure or endorsement. For more information about licensure, students should visit the National Board for Certified Counselors at www.nbcc.org/StateLicensure and contact the appropriate licensing body. International students are encouraged to identify and contact their appropriate licensing body.

Professional Accreditation
The MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) or the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). However, the program was developed to be in line with national standards for marriage, couple, and family counseling. Since Walden’s MS in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling is a new program, the university is not yet able to apply for CACREP or COAMFTE accreditation. Students will be notified at such time if the program becomes accredited in the future.

 

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