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Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Psychology Department

M.S. in Addiction Studies


MS in Addiction Studies Brochure.

APPLICATIONS for the Fall 2020 class are now closed. Congratulations to admitted students and we look forward to working with you in the Fall!  Applications for the 2021 academic year will be open in October.

Our faculty are hard at work planning for the best instructional experiences possible during this Pandemic. Our courses successfully transitioned to online this spring semester and our summer 2020 course are being conducted online. More information on how instruction will be implemented in the fall will be shared as our planning proceeds.

For information, call the Addiction Studies program at (203) 837-8459. Please allow some time for our response, we are doing our best during this work at home period.


HRSA Grant Awarded to WCSU MS in Addiction Studies

The M.S. in Addiction Studies has been awarded a major HRSA Grant to support student placements at integrated care sites for opioid treatment and prevention. Read more details here.

For more information on the M.S graduate program in Psychology, listen to Graduate Coordinator Shane Murphy interviewed on WSCU’s 411 Podcast series here.



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Program Overview

The WCSU M.S. in Addiction Studies gives students the skills to understand the development and maintenance of substance use disorders and related problems and the effective behavioral change interventions to treat them. Graduates will be able to develop and implement individual treatment plans, lead effective group counseling, counsel clients with substance use disorders and related problems, understand current research and practice in the psychopharmacology of addiction and medication assisted treatment, and work with families and community agencies to implement behavior change and develop effective prevention programs. Graduates will be given the preparation needed to be community leaders in substance use disorders treatment and prevention.


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