Master of Science in Human Services/Alcohol and Drug Counseling

You want to advocate for those suffering through addiction, from the individuals battling substance abuse to the families and communities in turmoil as a result. As a professional in the human services field, you know how much further a master’s degree can take your career—and how much more good you’ll be able to do. That’s why we’ve designed our Master of Human Services degree program with the working professional in mind.  

With our Concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, you’ll study in an accelerated degree program while you stay in your current career, with coursework that covers the latest and best practices for helping individuals and their families. When you earn your degree, you’ll be prepared to engage in the important work of Alcohol and Drug Counseling while you advance your professional development. You may also be able to apply credits toward earning your professional counseling licensure.

In our MSHSV in Alcohol and Drug Counseling program, you’ll:

  • Understand the complex issues regarding alcohol and drug addiction within American society, including multicultural issues and ethical considerations

  • Expand your background of the biological, psychological, and sociological effects of short and/or long-term use of substances has on the individual, family, community, or society 

  • Learn the most current assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in the field of addictions including individual, group, self-help, and psychopharmacology methods


Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body. Post University’s Master of Human Services with a Concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling is not a licensure program.

Post University's Master of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling is designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who seek to advance their skills and career options or find employment in this growing field.

Our Master of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling degree combines the strengths of a traditional New England University education with the convenience and flexibility of online learning. You will benefit from regular contact with and feedback from professors, as well as the opportunity to learn from and interact with other working professionals. Our highly interactive online classes are offered in eight-week modules, six times a year, making it possible for you to complete your Master of Science in Human Services degree with a concentration in Alcohol and Drug Counseling in less time without sacrificing quality.

The Post University MSHSV program affords students the opportunity to take additional coursework toward licensure eligibility, but it is not a licensure program. As licensure is a professional process, it is up to each student to fully understand the licensure process as it varies from state to state and area of specialization. The faculty and staff in the MSHSV program are here to support and advise students on program requirements, but it is ultimately the responsibility of individual students to be in charge of his/her own licensure process and to make sure that all requirements are met in obtaining licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body.

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