Degree Requirements and Courses

The 30-credit curriculum provides the applied clinical preparation that fulfills the Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug (MNLADC) education requirements. To ensure the highest quality, courses are reviewed for relevance, continuity, and academic rigor every two years. In addition, each class is taught by an industry expert who brings timely, real-world experience to the classroom.

Completing the Degree

You may take one or more course per term, and you have up to five years to complete the master's degree. You must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.8 or higher. Only course work for which you have earned a grade B- or better will be counted toward the minimum of 30 semester credits for the degree.

To view specific course descriptions and details, visit the Class Search.

Transferring Credits

You may be allowed to transfer up to 12 credits of previous graduate-level course work (credits must appear on a graduate transcript) from other institutions, as determined by the ADDC Director of Graduate Studies.

U of M Addiction Studies courses taken for graduate credit with a grade of B- or better can be transferred into the ADDC (12 credits).

Required Courses (30 credits)

ADDS 5011 Foundations in Addiction Studies (2 credits)
ADDS 5021 Introduction to Evidence Based Practices and the Helping Relationship (3 credits)
ADDS 5031 Applied Psychopharmacology (2 credits)
ADDS 5041 Methods & Models I: Motivational Counseling (2 credits)
ADDS 5051 Methods & Models II: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (2 credits)
ADDS 5061 Foundations of Group Work (3 credits)
ADDS 5071 Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders (2 credits)
ADDS 5081 Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health (3 credits)
ADDS 5091 Assessment and Treatment Planning I (3 credits)
ADDS 5121 Professional Seminar I (1 credit)
ADDS 5996 Internship in Behavioral Health I (4 credits)

Required Internship

The ADDS 5996 Internship Seminar serves as a capstone experience where students apply the knowledge and skills learned in their previous courses in a clinical setting. Students receive close supervision from both a site and faculty supervisor, participate in formal on-campus clinical supervision meetings, and actively engage in weekly required postings and practice assignments. Upon completion of the internship, each student undergoes an extensive formal written and oral evaluation process to ensure ethical and competent clinical practice.

Elective(s) (3 credits)

To be determined with adviser.