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Addictions Counseling

Take the Next Step Toward Helping Others Overcome Addictions

From drug use to alcohol abuse, addictions come in different shapes and sizes. Those afflicted with a substance abuse disorder often need professional help to identify, treat, and overcome their addictions. If you’ve been thinking about pursuing an education that could lead to certification and Minnesota licensure for addictions counseling, the College of Continuing and Professional Studies can help.

Our programs offer the theoretical framework and practical insights you need to pursue or advance your career in this critical area of human need. Whether you’re already making strides in this field or you’re starting fresh, CCAPS has the option you need to excel in providing help to those suffering from substance abuse.


The Master of Professional Studies in Addictions Counseling is designed to help prepare you to make a difference for substance abusers seeking help, their families, and your local community. Your curriculum addresses biological, social, and psychological aspects of addiction while providing insight into evidence-based treatment modalities, clinical skills, professional and ethical responsibilities, and client advocacy.

Program Snapshot


credit hours, with an accelerated option available

Case-based learning taught by industry pros, clinicians, and public policy advocates

Curriculum integrates substance use and mental health disorders

Coursework in addiction studies, applied psychopharmacology, motivational counseling, group work, assessment and treatment planning, and more

Steve Wicks, Enrollment Advisor
Together, we’ll go over your options, answer questions, and help you get off to the right start.

Make a Difference for Your Community and Your Career

Advance your ability to help others while you take your career to the next level—pursue a skill-building addictions MPS or graduate minor from CCAPS.

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