Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Psychology Department

M.S. in Addiction Studies

APPLICATIONS for the Fall 2020 Semester are now open. Applications are accepted with preference given to those who apply before March 1, 2020. Applications after that date will be considered on a space available basis.

A limited number of spaces in the full-time and part-time graduate program to begin in the Spring 2020 semester are open, rolling applications accepted.


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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