MA Addictions And Recovery
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Feb 10, 2020
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

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

Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling degree online provides you with the education and training required for certification or licensure as an addiction or substance abuse counselor. Our 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 work with individuals as they move towards recovery.

Students pursuing our graduate program in substance abuse counseling will have access to knowledgeable professors who have years of experience in the areas of substance abuse and addiction counseling. Graduates will have a mastery of knowledge of critical concepts in the substance abuse and addiction counseling fields, including counseling techniques, treatment, and the recovery process.

Why Choose Liberty’s Addiction Counseling Degree?

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

Those who choose our addiction counselor degree will:

  • Have access to one of the nation’s largest private, nonprofit university’s resources.
  • Earn their degree from a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) accredited university.
  • Build upon core values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve as an addiction and substance abuse counselor.
  • Have increased job opportunities in the field of substance abuse and addiction counseling.

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What Will You Learn in Our Addiction Counseling Degree Online?

You may be wondering how you can become an addiction counselor without having to leave your current job or interrupt your family commitments. Our addiction counseling degree can be completed 100% online without interrupting your busy lifestyle.

Throughout this degree, you will gain knowledge in assessment techniques and details about the addiction and substance abuse recovery process. Our addiction counseling degree program can provide the opportunity for you to obtain certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). With 12 additional credit hours of coursework, this meets the requirements for licensure as a Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider (LSATP) in Virginia.

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Highlights of Liberty University’s Addiction Counseling Degree

  • By earning your Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling degree from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for our addiction counseling degree has not increased in 4 straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • You can participate in an optional addictions counseling internship in your community to get hands-on experience in the field.

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Military Benefits for the Online Master’s in Addiction Counseling

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts — $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times

Potential Career Options with an Addiction Counseling Degree

  • Addiction counselor
  • Clinical case manager
  • Managed care specialist
  • Mental health services
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Substance abuse counselor

Admission Requirements for Our Online M.A. in Addiction Counseling 

A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative combined GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admission-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Unofficial transcripts may be accepted with a completed transcript request form**
  • Undergraduate prerequisites: 3 credit hours in statistics

  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

**All official transcripts must be received within 60 days of the admissions decision.