Governors State University

Master of Health Science in Addiction Studies

Accredited by the National Addictions Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC), Governors State University offers an unique Master of Health Science degree in Addiction Studies. From pharmacology to counseling and group techniques, the Addictions Studies degree path lays the foundation for research to practice. An undergraduate major in the behavioral sciences, social work, or allied health professions is preferred to lay the framework for the required 32 credit hours of the program. 


Learn More: Interview with Dr. Gregory Blevins, Professor Emeritus – Master of Health Science, Addiction Studies - Governors State University
The additions studies program at GSU became a Masters in Health Science program in 1985 with about 25 full-time students. Today, we have 120 students at various points toward graduation" Read more


Program Information

School Name: Governors State University

Program Name: Master of Health Science in Addiction Studies

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Phone Number: (708) 534-4910

Program Requirements: 32 Credits

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Personal Statement - one to two pages typed discussing:
    • Interest in field of addictions
    • Goals to accomplish after completing the program
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA for undergraduate coursework with official transcripts
  • Recommended undergraduate major in behavioral sciences, social work, of allied health
  • Completed coursework:
    • 6-credits of behavioral sciences (three must be introductory psychology)
    • 6-credits of biological sciences or chemistry
    • Statistics or Research Methods course
    • 9-credits of addiction-related coursework (three must be a multicultural perspective course)

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: July 30
  • Spring: November 30
  • Summer: April 15