University of South Dakota

Master of Arts in Addiction Studies

The online Master of Arts in Addiction Studies offered at the University of South Dakota is an accredited program by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC) that prepares students for licensure as an addiction counselor. There are two paths that students can pursue dependent upon their previous licensure as a counselor. While graduates are prepared for licensure through the South Dakota Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals, all applicants should check with their own state licensing requirements to ensure reciprocity and preparation of the program.


Program Information

School Name: University of South Dakota

Program Name: Master of Arts in Addiction Studies

Program Length: N/A

Enrollment Type: N/A

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Phone Number: (605) 677-5386

Program Requirements:

  • 45 Credits for those not licensed as counseling professionals
    • Optional 6 credits for co-occurring specialization
  • 33 Credits for applicants who are licensed as counselors

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application with $35 fee
  • Official transcript from previous university with 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Face-to-Face or Skype interview
  • Criminal Background Check
  • One year professional experience preferred