Based out of Topeka, Kansas, WU offers a master's in addiction counseling that requires only four semesters of coursework. This NAADAC-approved program takes a holistic approach to learning, integrating theory and research while underscoring the practical application of theoretical knowledge.
In this 36-credit program, coursework covers advanced methods of individual counseling, advanced pharmacology and substance use disorders, and addiction and recovery services. As the degree culminates, students engage in two semesters of practicum work, gaining the practical experience necessary for providing effective counseling services. After completing the degree, graduates can apply for state licensure.
Each candidate must complete an online application and submit official transcripts from their undergraduate institutions. Providing WU with an initial unofficial transcript may help expedite the application process. An applicant must also submit three letters of recommendation and provide a personal statement detailing their academic and career goals.