Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School

Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occuring Disorders

Starting with a counselor training program in the 1960’s that later developed into a graduate school in 1999, the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is the longest continuous provider of alcohol and drug counselor training in the United States. The school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its degree programs are accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC).

The online Master’s in Addiction Studies: Integrated Recovery for Co-Occurring Disorders program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to treat and effectively promote recovery for individuals who suffer from alcohol or other drug addiction as well as co-occurring mental health or medical complications. 

The degree prepares individuals to pursue both the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPC/LPCC) credentials for the state of Minnesota. Out-of-state applicants are advised to check with their state requirements for a license as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor and other mental health credentials. The online program can be completed as a full- or part-time student with an estimated maximum completion of about two years full- time.


Learn More: Interview with Dr. Jorja Jamison – Assistant Professor at Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School

“The Graduate School is part of the larger Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF). HBFF began in 1949 and is the nation’s largest nonprofit alcohol and drug addiction treatment provider, with 17 facilities in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado, and Texas.” Read more

Program Information

School Name: Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Program Name: Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling

Program Length: Two years

Enrollment Type: Full-Time or Part-Time

Instruction Methods: N/A

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Phone Number: (651) 213-4175

Program Requirements:

  • 60 Credits
  • Three residencies in Center City, MN
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA and 80% attendance in all courses

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application with fee
  • Essay
  • Three letters of professional reference
  • Phone Interview
  • Official transcripts from previous universities

Application Deadlines

  • Fall - July
  • Winter - November
  • Summer - March