Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling Online Degree Program

Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling Online Degree Program

Admission Requirements  |  Program Format  |  Potential Careers  |  Degree Requirements 

Answer the Calling for Your Life by Earning a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling Online 

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling online degree provides you with the education and training required for certification or licensure for addiction counseling or substance abuse counseling. This addiction counseling degree is designed to fulfill or exceed the requirements for many national and state board organizations. You will be provided with counseling tools and skills to organically work with individuals as they move towards recovery through this Addiction Counseling program.

Earning a Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling provides students with the ability and knowledge to become an addiction counselor or start a career in other substance abuse related fields. Students pursuing our graduate program in substance abuse counseling will have access to knowledgeable professors who have years of experience in the fields of substance abuse and addiction counseling. Through obtaining a wealth of knowledge, students will be given the tools to successfully reach their goals of finishing their addiction counseling degree. Graduates will have a mastery of knowledge of key concepts in the substance abuse and addiction counseling fields, such as counseling techniques, treatment, and the recovery process. 

Why Choose Liberty's Addiction Counseling Degree?

Liberty University's Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling encompasses enriching and challenging curriculum to empower students with the tools needed to succeed in the field of addiction counseling.

Those who choose this addiction counselor degree will:

  • Have access to the nation's largest private, nonprofit university's resources
  • Learn at an accredited Christian University
  • Build upon core values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve as an addiction therapist and provide substance abuse counseling.
  • Have increased job opportunities in the field of substance abuse counseling and addiction counseling.
  • Have the ability to complete the Addiction Counseling degree in two years.

You may also be interested in our Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Counseling degrees.


Liberty University is featured as a top 20 school in the nation offering an online master in substance abuse counseling degree.

Featured Courses in the Addiction Counseling Program

Military Benefits

Are you a service member, veteran, military spouse, or Department of Defense employee? We are proud to support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts - $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
    • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as an Emergency Responder (less than $625 per course).
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Addiction Counseling Online Program Format

Our Addiction Counseling program will allow you to obtain certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).  With 12 additional hours of coursework, this meets the requirements for licensure as a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider (LSATP) in Virginia.

  • 100% Online*
  • 48 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and available.
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

*Optional Intensives are available. Students without prior Addictions Counseling experience are encouraged by the School of Behavioral Sciences to consider taking these courses in the Intensive format.

Degree Information and Requirements


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Potential Career Options

  • Clinical Case Manager
  • Managed Care Specialist
  • Mental Health Services
  • Non-licensed Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor

Graduates with a Master’s in Addiction Counseling can seek exciting career opportunities counseling patients with a substance abuse addiction, working as a case manager, or other mental health professional.