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Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences

Psychology Department

Program Goals

The MS in Addiction Studies will produce professionals who can:

  1. Apply the diagnostic criteria for Substance Use Disorders (SUD; DSM-5) and related psychological disorders across diverse populations.
  2. Develop and implement treatment plans and propose risk reduction interventions.
  3. Apply theoretical and evidence-based principles to lead effective individual, family and group counseling for SUDs.
  4. Employ and articulate the professional values and ethics specific to intervention and prevention in this field.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct research and program review on addiction services and psychopharmacological treatment.


Hard drugs and alcohol on an old wooden table