About OU's Master of Science in Addiction Counseling
Ottawa University’s accelerated, online Master of Science in Addiction Counseling (MSAC) degree program prepares learners to pursue careers as addiction counseling professionals, treating individuals with substance abuse and dependency disorders. Graduates may work in a variety of settings, including private practice, substance abuse clinics, group practices, and hospital settings.
As most states require that individuals seeking the highest level of licensing and/or certification have a master's degree, the MSAC puts you on track for career advancement in the field. Our online program meets the educational requirements, in most states, for licensure or certification. It also meets the requirements for licensure in Arizona for the Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC). Licensure or certification requirements vary from state-to-state. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the student to contact their state licensure or certification authority to assure that the degree requirements meet their state’s requirements.
The MSAC in Perspective
“I truly believe that Ottawa University's Addiction Counseling degree programs are among the top in the nation. OU offers outstanding masters, bachelors and certificates online. Our faculty are all highly qualified addiction professionals with many years of experience. I’m also proud to note that in 2017 Ottawa’s Addiction Counseling program was honored as the ‘Outstanding Addiction/Offender Program of the Year’ by the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors, which is a division of the American Counseling Association." – Dr. Kirk Bowden, Professor in Charge of OU’s Addiction Counseling Program
The National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) has awarded Ottawa University, accreditation of its Addiction Counseling programs.
For curriculum and course descriptions, please download a program overview.
Advance your career and make a difference in people's lives by earning an online Masters of Science in Addiction Counseling.
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