Addiction Counseling (M.A.)

Addiction Counseling (M.A.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Core Courses
CEFS 501Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling3
CEFS 504Multicultural Counseling3
CEFS 506Integration of Spirituality and Counseling3
CEFS 510Theories of Counseling3
CEFS 515Research and Program Evaluation 13
CEFS 521Assessment Techniques in Counseling3
CEFS 546Psychopathology3
CEFS 601Theories of Family Systems3
CEFS 691Substance Abuse: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention3
Specialization Courses
ADCN 505Techniques in Addiction Counseling3
ADCN 512Group Dynamics3
ADCN 605Client, Family, and Community Education in Addiction Counseling3
ADCN 607Case Management and Relapse Prevention in Addiction Counseling3
ADCN 667Diagnosis and Treatment Planning of Addictive Disorders3
ADCN 699Addiction Counseling Internship 23
Elective Courses
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Pharmacology of Addiction and Recovery
Diagnosis and Treatment of Behavioral Addictions
Addiction Counseling Internship 2
Acute Stress, Grief and Trauma
Total Hours48

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 48 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level 
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than 2 grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Liberty University course work that is more than 10 years old may not be applied towards this degree. Students are required to repeat the course if it has exceeded the age limit
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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