Master of Arts in Counseling, Addiction Counseling
Online · Denver
This program may lead to licensure.^
Provide counseling services and treatment for multiple populations. Study of theoretical and applied psychology and counseling with the objectives of understanding human development, child and adult psychopathology and treatment, professional ethics, assessment and statistics, and counseling techniques. This specialization will provide students with the skills needed to offer guidance and treatment to people who are struggling with addictive behaviors.
To be eligible for the Master of Arts in Counseling, Addiction Counseling Specialization, a student must successfully complete the following:
- Program coursework of 61 credits
- Five (5) hours of personal psychotherapy
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
- Practicum and internship requirements
Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student's transcript and diploma will reflect the end of the term in which the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of the Petition to Graduation form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.
The Masters of Arts in Counseling, Addiction Counseling specialization meets the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Colorado.
University of the Rockies cannot confirm whether its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in your state. For information regarding professional licensure requirements in your state, you should contact the applicable licensing board or agency in your state and determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where you reside.
Additional information will be provided to you when you contact the school and during your first term in your program of study. Please visit the links below for more information.
- General State Licensing Boards for University of the Rockies
- US Counseling Licensing Boards for University of the Rockies
This program is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), which may be a requirement for licensure in some states. Other factors, such as a student's criminal history, may prevent an applicant from obtaining licensure or employment in this field. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s policies and procedures relating to licensure as those policies are subject to change.
Please note: A criminal record may prevent an applicant from obtaining state licensure. Please refer to individual state licensing boards for additional information relating to licensure requirements.