Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Psychology Department

M.S. in Addiction Studies

The M.S. in Addiction Studies now accepting student applications for courses beginning fall, 2019. (Rolling admissions until the semester begins)

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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.


The Psychology Department welcome the M.S. class of 2020.  Our students so far include:

  • Carole Allers
  • Chauncey Allers
  • Taylor Cassidy
  • Taylor McCafferty
  • Howie Senior
  • Jeffrey Chervenak
  • Mary Espinosa
  • Yvette Vargas
  • Christopher Zahor
  • Brett Miller
  • Joseph Tamberelli


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