There is a growing demand for further education and credentials in the area of addiction. You may have a professional and academic background similar to our current candidates. Are you a licensed addiction professional with a bachelor or master’s degree who has taken professional and continuing education courses or are you an addiction professional seeking a bachelors and post-masters certification as well as an international certification? If you are, you may have completed all the needed coursework for your master’s or doctorate. An examination may be required to convert this coursework into graduate credit.
The faculty are practicing professionals who possess at least one earned doctorate and who are good communicators. Therefore, both theory and practice are integrated for the education that is required for your professional growth and recognition.
Download the Brochure: Doctoral & Master’s Degrees in addiction studies
*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.
** Distance Learning.
ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARSApplication Fee $250 (non-refundable)
Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I & II, the external and internal reviews of the project or the dissertation, the oral project examination or the oral dissertation defence and the printing and binding of the project or the dissertation.)1
*Mentor Fee (PhD candidates are required to hire a mentor. For non-PhD candidates a mentor is suggested but is not required). The typical mentor fee is $1,500 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor.
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate)
Total Cost without mentor
Tuition (Includes advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I, the exam and the review of the project, the oral project examination or the oral thesis defence and the printing and binding of the project or the thesis.)1
*Mentor Fee (Master's thesis candidates are required to hire a mentor. For master's non-thesis candidates a mentor is suggested but is not required). The typical mentor fee for master's candidates is $1,000 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor.
Total Cost without mentor
1 Total Cost does not include the cost for the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer, or online courses offered by the University.
$200 per credit
$300 per credit
Independent study and online courses (if needed)
$450 per credit
Payment Plans are available
On a part-time basis, most candidates are anticipated to complete their degree requirements within eighteen months. The determining criteria are dedication and the candidate’s previous academic and professional portfolio.