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1 Alumni from 1957 to April 2021. Includes students who have graduated and completed their program.   

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GCU is a private Christian university. We are dedicated to helping our students change their lives for the better through education. Our experienced faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach your goals.

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Online Degrees at Grand Canyon University

Our online courses offer a values-based curriculum developed so that you receive the well-rounded education you need to take your career to the next level. Backed by the legacy of our traditional campus, GCU is an accredited university that stands out from other online education institutions.

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Over 90,000 GCU students have chosen to pursue their degree online3

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Earn Your Master's in Addiction Counseling From GCU

Prepare to become a professional counselor specializing in addiction with Grand Canyon University's master's in addiction counseling.

Examine the Origins of Addiction and Treatment

Students may take courses online and all classes are taught by fully qualified instructors who guide students through a curriculum designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills in the counseling field. GCU seeks to graduate students who are skilled communicators and effective servant leaders, capable of thinking critically about ethical issues and dilemmas.

In courses such as Introduction to Addictions and Substance Use, Co-Occurring Disorders and Social and Cultural Diversity Issues in Counseling, students will examine the following topic areas:

  • The stages, processes and effects of substance use disorders, as well as the professional’s role in prevention, intervention and aftercare

  • Screening, assessing and treating individuals with co-occurring disorders, and associated strategies for risk management

  • Theories of multicultural counseling, multicultural competencies and strategies for working with diverse populations, including immigrants and refugees

  • Major counseling theories and principles, including existential psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral, reality therapy/choice therapy and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT)

Help Others with an MS in Addiction Counseling

Offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this MS in Addiction Counseling is designed to blend classroom instruction with real-world, hands-on learning experiences. Students examine matters of professional ethics, major counseling theories and principles, psychopharmacology and chemical dependency in adolescents. Graduates with a master’s in addiction counseling emerge fully prepared to pursue licensure and work opportunities in various settings.

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Grand Canyon University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Master of Science in Addiction Counseling program is accredited by the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC). In addition, the Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders has been approved for conditional accreditation through NASAC.

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Prepare to become a professional counselor specializing in addiction with Grand Canyon University's master's in addiction counseling.

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Study Psychology and Addiction From a Christian Perspective

Offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, this Christian substance abuse counseling MS degree is an intensive survey of psychological theory and counseling practices, presented within a biblical framework that expands upon the Christian worldview. Students explore the cultural, familial and sociological influences on people with addictions. There is an emphasis on character formation, stages of spiritual growth and personal spiritual health for the counselor.

Master of Science in Christian Counseling of Substance Use and Addictive Disorders

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