M.S. Counseling - Addiction Counseling


Program Goal

Designed to broaden your understanding of evidence-based intervention and preventative measures, this program offers a breadth of coursework related to theory, practice, and the treatment of addictions. You also gain general counseling knowledge and skills.

This rigorous and unique program includes a 600 clock hour supervised internship experience. This program meets or exceeds the educational requirements for becoming a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor (LADC) in Oklahoma as well as most other states.

Program Objectives

Our Masters-level graduates will possess expertise in the following areas:

  • Human growth and development
  • Helping relationships (individual and group)
  • Appraisal or assessment techniques
  • Counseling theories
  • Counseling methods and techniques (individual and group)
  • Research
  • Lifestyle and career development
  • Social, cultural, and family issues
  • Professional orientation

Degree Available at

  • Tahlequah
  • Broken Arrow


Professional Licensure Disclosure

As licensing requirements are subject to change based on the individual state board's decision, students seeking licensure in another state are advised to contact the appropriate licensing board in that state to determine specific requirements of guidelines for reciprocity. Northeastern State University cannot confirm whether a particular licensure program meets requirements for licensure outside of the State of Oklahoma. Though specific reciprocity per state is undetermined, individuals can access addiction counselor state-specific board information online. Additionally, click here to view a matrix of state-specific information created by NSU..

For questions related to licensure, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Keller-Dupree at kellere@nsuok.edu).