Master of Arts in
Addiction Studies

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The Master of Arts in Addiction Studies Program gives you the opportunity to work toward the educational requirements for certification as Substance Use Disorder Professionals in the state of Washington. In this program, you can obtain a degree in Addiction Studies using sixteen approved credits from another accredited behavioral-health specific program (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, or other counseling graduate-level credits), master’s level credits or degree program within the past three years. The total number of credits needed to graduate with this degree is 56.

Available Online

This program is offered fully online! Complete courses from home, freeing up time to spend with work and your family. Depending on your schedule, you can enroll in the program full-time or part-time. Financial aid funding is available.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Addiction Studies, Master of Arts (MA)

Students will bring in 16 credits of coursework from current or previous (in the past three years) accredited behavioral health, counseling, psychology, or social work master’s degree program. Courses from previous programs must have been completed in the past three years with a GPA ≥3.0. Current students in an EWU Master’s in Psychology Program may be eligible to substitute course work; please consult with your advisor.

Note: MA Addiction Studies students wanting the SUDP in WA state will also need to complete 1,500 hours in an approved Behavioral Health Agency NAADAC, NCC AP exam. Addiction Studies will provide support for students interested in this option.

Required Courses
ADST 501RELAPSE PREVENTION2
ADST 502COUNSELING THEORIES FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS2
ADST 503HIV/AIDS AND ADDICTION TREATMENT2
ADST 504ADOLESCENT ADDICTION ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT4
ADST 505ADDICTION GROUP COUNSELING2
ADST 512PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS4
ADST 520CASE MANAGEMENT4
ADST 530ADDICTION TREATMENT WITH FAMILIES AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS4
ADST 535LAW AND ETHICS FOR ADDICTION PROFESSIONALS4
ADST 542SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT OF CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS4
ADST 544TREATING CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS4
ADST 548MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT2
ADST 602ADST PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO2
Total Credits40

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