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Online Schools Offering Substance Abuse Counseling Degrees

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Choose one of the 22 programs listed here to become a substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselor. We feature 10 colleges and universities with substance abuse programs at several degree levels. Costs at these schools range from $4,895 to $44,463 a year, with average tuition at $15,850. Student reviewers gave an average recommendation rating of 64 percent to these schools and an average career helpfulness rating of 59 percent.

Certificate Associate Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Annual Tuition Certificate $14,897 Associate $14,811 Bachelor's $14,846 Master's $14,605 Doctorate $12,277
Annual Earnings (mid-career) -- -- Bachelor's $49,206 Master's $69,563 Doctorate $106,488

A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement to become a substance abuse counselor in many states; others require a master's. In the undergraduate program, students study alcohol and drug use, counseling skills, group counseling, and pharmacology. Fieldwork experience is also required. The master's degree is required to earn a counseling license in most states. This degree requires two years of coursework as well as an internship. If you're interested in doing intensive research into the physiological and psychological aspects of addiction, a doctorate could be a good option for you.

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