Master of Science in Counseling – Addiction & Substance Abuse Counseling Emphasis

Help Save Lives from Drug and Alcohol Abuse with a Master's in Addiction and Substance Counseling

Many American adults, teenagers and even children struggle with addiction to drugs, alcohol, opioids and other stimulants.

For individuals seeking a meaningful career path that allows them to service individuals and families dealing with substance abuse, MACU’s accredited Master’s in Addiction and Substance Counseling degree program prepares students for professional counseling.

The M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis in Addiction and Substance Counseling provides the training and tools students need to support individuals suffering from alcohol, drug and other substance use disorders. Substance abuse counselors have the unique and rewarding opportunity to help those who are struggling restore their lives and their relationships.

In the program, students will prepare for a career in addiction and substance abuse counseling by studying topics such as addiction in the family, pharmacology of drugs of abuse and advanced counseling and psychotherapy techniques. 

What Sets Apart MACU's Master's in Addiction and Substance Counseling Degree?

In MACU's Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling program, instructors teach from a Christian perspective and are committed to helping students enhance their spiritual lives. In addition, students will learn how to consider spirituality and diversity while counseling others, no matter their backgrounds or beliefs.

Because courses are cohort-based, students have the opportunity to learn from one another and build community, whether on-campus or online.

As an accredited private university, Mid-America Christian University is dedicated to student success. When you earn your Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Addictions and Substance Abuse Counseling from MACU, you prepare yourself to seek licensure as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or mental health counselor in Oklahoma.

To pursue licensure in other states, please contact the appropriate certifying or licensing body.


MACU’s Counseling degree was recently recognized by as one of the Best Online Counseling Degree Programs in the U.S. for educational excellence, affordability, faculty quality and more. also applauded MACU’s accelerated learning format, particularly in combination with our Life Experience Program. In addition to helping adult learners earn their online degree quickly, also noted the variety of emphasis programs available at MACU, allowing students to prepare for licensure through coursework, practicum and internship opportunities.

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