Explore Regent's online MA in Human Services - Addictions Counseling program.

M.A. in Human Services – Addictions Counseling

School of Psychology & Counseling

Ranked Among Top National Universities, U.S. News & World Report, 2019 & 2020

SACSCOC ACCREDITED

NO GRE REQUIRED

OVER $24 MILLION IN INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS & AID FOR 2018-19

Help Bring Freedom from Substance Abuse & Other Addictions

Do you feel called to assist individuals navigating chemical and behavioral addictions? Move forward with confidence by pursuing an online Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services – Addiction Counseling. This nonlicensure counseling degree will train you to apply faith-based interventions in ministry or professional recovery contexts to food, drug, sexual, and other addictions. Courses are taught with a combination of real-time interaction with professors, small-group projects, podcast lectures and asynchronous chat room discussion.

Empower Your Career

Gain foundational skills in behavioral sciences while specializing addiction recovery.

Become an Expert Mentor

Practice counseling techniques and explore proven treatment methods.

Build on a Strong Foundation

Anchor your knowledge and skill on Christian principles and values.

Courses are taught by renowned faculty in Virginia Beach and beyond.

Regent University ranked #6 of the 20 best online masters in human services degree programs | CollegeRank.net Regent University ranked #23 of the top 54 online human services degree programs | Intelligent.com

Fully Online

8-week Course Sessions

Various Concentrations

Online

SESSION START:

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 30

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Upon completion of the M.A. in Human Services – Addictions Counseling degree, you will be able to:

  • Explore how to assess, diagnose and treat misuse, abuse and dependency.
  • Study components of an addictive cycle, spiritual considerations, treatment options and community support.
  • Gain foundational skills in addiction intervention techniques.
  • Acquire knowledge in human growth and development, group work, research and professional ethics.

Career Opportunities

  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Medical / health services manager
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Clinical case manager

16% Projected growth in social and human services employment from 2016-2026. - Bureau of Labor Statistics

Click any section below for additional information or access your course schedule.

2020-2021 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 14

Monday, August 24

Session M

Friday, September 11

Monday, September 21

Session B

Friday, October 16

Monday, October 26

Session C

Tuesday, January 5

Monday, January 11

Session T

Friday, January 29

Monday, February 8

Session D

Friday, March 5

Monday, March 15

Session E

Friday, April 30

Monday, May 10

Session F

Friday, June 11

Monday, June 21

Prerequisites:

Master's applicants must:

  • Hold a B.A. or B.S. from a regionally accredited college or university. Desirable degrees include those in counseling, psychology or related human behavioral fields. Other degree fields will also be considered.
  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA for all undergraduate coursework.

Application Process:

The Admissions Committee may require a brief Admissions Interview on a case-by-case basis. Interviews are conducted over the phone or Skype with one of our admissions staff and/or SPC faculty members and typically take 20 minutes.

Step 1: Application
Submit your application using our Regent University Online Application

Step 2: Application Fee
Pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee by check or money order mailed to Regent University, Enrollment Support Services, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

Step 3: Submit your Unofficial College Transcripts*
We are able to examine and view your unofficial transcript from a U.S.-based school, which indicates successful completion of a bachelor's degree program, in order to review you for an admissions decision. Please submit your unofficial transcript to our Admissions Office by email to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: SPC Master's Application Pieces.

Non-U.S. transcripts must be evaluated by an NACES-approved company. For further details, please review the International Admissions Checklist on the International Students Admissions page.

International Applicants: Please visit the International Students Admissions page for a more detailed explanation of the Regent University application information and to determine whether or not you qualify as an international student.

*Upon conditional acceptance to the program by review of unofficial transcripts, Regent University's Admissions Office will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution, which indicate successful completion of a bachelor's degree program. We will notify you if your previous institution will not release transcripts directly to us.

Step 4: Complete an Academic Background Questionnaire

Step 5: Government-Issued ID
To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please email a scanned copy or photograph of it to apply@regent.edu with the subject line: Government ID.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4498 or email psycounadmissions@regent.edu, should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

2019-20 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $550

2020-21 Tuition Rates

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour

M.A. in Human Services

$595 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)


 

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students) $600

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.