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Regent Recognized at the Top of the List for the Nation’s 2023 Best Online Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Sept. 21, 2023) – Regent University has been ranked #1 on the 2023 Best Online Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling Programs list by for its M.S. in Psychology – Addictions degree. is an online tool that provides aspiring students insight to prepare for a career in counseling or psychology.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as the nation’s best and we thank our faculty and staff for their unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and integrity,” said Dr. Anna Ord, Dean of College of Health & Behavioral Sciences. “Leadership must be demonstrated in order to cultivate trailblazers. When students enroll in our counseling programs or any program at Regent, they can expect a quality academic experience that fully prepares them for success.” annually measures the overall quality, impact, and effectiveness of an academic program based on data provided by:

  • U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE)
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • The Council for Community and Economic Research

Here are a few of the reasons why Regent’s College of Health & Behavioral Sciences is regarded as a leading institution in shaping the future of mental healthcare: 

  • Flexible 8- and 15-week psychology, counseling, and healthcare course options, online and on campus
  • High-quality programs to help you launch your career or upgrade your credentials
  • Faith-based approach
  • Transfer-friendly credit hours for many degree programs
  • Financial aid available
  • Top military-friendly school
  • Specialized accreditations: CCNE, CACREP, APA
  • Among the first universities to deliver unified interdisciplinary degree programs through a College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

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About Regent University

Founded in 1977, Regent University is America’s premier Christian university, with more than 13,000 students studying on its 70-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and online around the world. The university offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 150 areas of study including business, communication and the arts, counseling, cybersecurity, divinity, education, government, law, leadership, nursing, healthcare, and psychology. Regent University has been ranked the #1 Best Accredited Online College in the United States (, 2020), the #1 Safest College Campus in Virginia (YourLocalSecurity, 2021), and the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in Virginia for 11 years in a row (U.S. News & World Report, 2023).