Master of Arts in Addiction Studies2018-10-12T20:40:54+00:00

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Advance Your Career in Addiction Counseling with a Respected Master’s Degree.










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Addiction Counseling has one of the Best Job Outlooks in Healthcare

Qualify for licensure with USD’s Accredited Master of Arts in Addiction Studies.

The University of South Dakota has been a national leader in addiction counseling and prevention education for 40 years. Our graduates consistently exceed the national average on board certification exams. USD’s online courses encourage interaction between students and faculty while allowing working professionals to continue working to advance their careers while they pursue an advanced degree.

Coursework within the Master of Arts in Addiction Studies program includes Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Working with Families Dealing with Addiction, Prevention, Treatment, and Education. Graduates of the program are eligible for the highest level of addiction credentialing in most states, although we urge you to check your state’s requirements.

With addiction rates on the rise across the country, you have the opportunity to change someone’s life as an addiction treatment or prevention professional.

The USD Advantage
  • NASAC Accredited – 1 of 8 programs in the nation
  • Excellent Job Outlook
  • #2 Ranked Master’s program by BestMedicalDegrees.com
  • #4 Ranked Best Online MA in Substance Abuse by OnlineColleges.net
  • Best for Vets 2016 Military Friendly
  • Experienced, Licensed Faculty
  • Our students consistently score above national averages on state certification exams
  • Curriculum exceeds national standards
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What our Students are Saying…

The Master of Arts in Addiction Studies at the University of South Dakota has provided me with a career in the addiction field that is taking off fast… I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to the ADS faculty for welcoming me in as a transfer student and showing me such patience and understanding. I have never felt more confident and prepared for my future.
Andre Taylor, ’11 M.A.
The closest university for addiction studies was 100 miles away, so I chose USD because of the convenience, as well as the level of expertise from the instructors and the reasonable tuition costs.
Jose Duenes, ‘13 B.S. graduate, current M.A. student Director of Services, River Ridge LLC, Minneapolis, Minn.









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