Master of Science in Community Counseling: Alcohol / Substance Abuse
College of St. Joseph’s Master of Science in Community Counseling: Alcohol and Substance Abuse is designed for individuals looking to advance their career as a professional alcohol and substance abuse counselor.
Our program prepares you to help others understand personal and interpersonal difficulties, the effects of alcohol and/or drug abuse or dependence on personal functioning, as well as its impact on family and significant others.
Like our other graduate programs, the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Program is also based on the premise that self-awareness, commitment to continuous personal and professional growth, and ethical decision making are necessary to function as an effective counseling professional.
Skills That Matter
- Supervisors recognize that they get a better worker (you!) when you go back to school for additional training, which can lead to promotions and pay raises, because you have a happier boss and you are a much more valuable worker.
- You will be more free to explore your interests and career options working in the field of counseling. If you work in a specific type of counseling career for a few years and decide you want to try something a different in the field, you will be qualified and prepared to do so.
- You may be able to do your practical training (internship/field experience) at either an agency you already work for (and some help pay for your classes and pay you while you are in training), or, after graduation, be hired by the agency you served with as an intern.
Marketable Skills, Practical Programs, Accomplished Faculty
Our master’s degree prepares you to:
- Learn about yourself in a way and to a depth you have never previously explored.
- Offer high-quality treatment planning for your clients.
- Implement effective counseling methods to help people function better (relevant service delivery).
- Work with people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultural heritages and diverse life factors and experiences.
- Use professional case management skills to make sure your clients are progressing.
- Grow more comfortable and effective in your helping role.
- Develop effective programs in areas that are in need of intervention.
|Full-time||$13,800||per academic year|
|Part-time Fee||$75||per semester|
College of St. Joseph accepts students into our graduate programs who have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, along with an academic record that indicates the ability for success in our graduate programs. To complete your application, the following items are required.
- Your complete graduate application.
- 500-1000 word statement of purpose.
- Two letters of recommendation.
- An up-to-date resume.
- Official college transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate level work*
*These must be sent directly to the college from another institution that bears the official seal of the school and/or the signature of an official.
About the Psychology & Human Services Division
CSJ’s Psychology & Human Services Division educates and trains professionals in psychology, substance abuse treatment, counseling and human services. Students in the division have an interest in the welfare of others and understand the importance of strong communities.
The Division of Psychology & Human Services offers undergraduate degree programs in Human Services, Psychology, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, Community Development and Counseling, and Child and Family Services. The division also offers a graduate certificate in Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services and degree programs in School Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Community Counseling and Community Counseling: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.