M.S.Ed in Counseling and Counselor Education – Addictions Track


M.S.Ed. in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education

Addictions Track

This 60-credit hour degree prepares you for a career as an addictions-focused counselor in a variety of community settings. 

The evidence-based curriculum and practical training spans prevalence, prevention, and treatment of substance use disorders. 

Through a combination of coursework, laboratory experiences, practica, and internships you’ll develop effective counseling skills and gain the qualifications and confidence needed to help others.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    Spring Oct 1
    Summer Jan 15
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Resume
      • Three letters of recommendation
      • The GRE is NOT required for students who have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.3 from a U.S. institution. All other students will be required to submit GRE Scores.
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

Our Faculty

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Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Center for Human Growth

(812) 856-8348
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Clinical Assistant Professor

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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Sport and performance psychology, multicultural psychology, psychology of men and masculinities
(812) 856-8331
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders, Latinx Mental Health
(812) 856-8243
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Professor, Counseling and Educational Psychology Department Chair

Research Areas:
Gratitude, encouragement, psychology of men and masculinities, Asian American suicide
(812) 856-8293

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