Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Drug and alcohol abuse can affect all aspects of a person’s life putting their career, relationships and more in jeopardy. Do you desire to help others put their lives back together by helping them break free from addiction? If so, a master’s degree in substance abuse counseling from Troy University may be the right path for you.
TROY’s Department of Counseling provides a student-centered education in both theoretical and applied aspects of counseling. Courses led by experienced and highly-trained faculty members will help you develop your skills in the areas of critical thinking, effective communication and ethical behavior. These lessons—taught inside and outside of the classroom—will help enhance the way you recognize and value diversity found within basic human nature. Designed specifically to train you to become a substance abuse counselor, this 48-semester-hour program is tailored to meet educational standards for state licensure and national counseling credentials.
As you pursue your master’s in substance abuse counseling, your courses will provide you with adequate knowledge of theory and an understanding of normal and pathological development and behavior. You’ll gain expertise in treatment planning and in the application of counseling skills—particularly as it relates to substance abuse. You will also graduate with a knowledge of commonly abused drugs, drug abuse prevention and intervention and the physiological and psychological implications related to substance abuse.
Upon completing your master’s degree in substance abuse counseling, you will be able to counsel individuals or groups fighting alcohol, tobacco, drug or other addictions. You will also work with prevention programs and provide treatment and support to those affected by the addiction. By facilitating and modeling honest, open communication and providing a safe environment for accountability and encouragement, you can help entire families and friend groups restore trust and life change.
Substance abuse counselors work in a wide variety of settings, such as mental health centers, community health centers, prisons, including the public and private sector.
Graduates of this program can go on to become:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024— much faster than the average rate of growth for all occupations. This growth is expected due to the fact that addiction and mental health counseling services are increasingly covered by insurance policies.