Some highly rated colleges that offer degrees in substance abuse counseling include Assumption College in Massachusetts, Capella University in Minnesota, Grand Canyon University in Arizona and Indiana Wesleyan University, according to The Best Schools. While some programs offer national certification, others such as Assumption College may only meet the requirements of the state where it is located.
Rated as one of the top 50 rehabilitation counseling graduate programs in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Assumption College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education and the Council on Rehabilitation Education, states The Best Schools. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree in human services and rehabilitation studies, with the option of a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling.
Capella University is unique in that it is one of few programs that offers an online, nonclinical doctoral degree in addiction psychology, explains The Best Schools. It also features an online Master of Science in addiction counseling with an emphasis on the connection between substance abuse and mental health issues.
Grand Canyon University offers a Bachelor of Science program in counseling with a focus on addiction, substance abuse and chemical dependency, states The Best Schools. Through hands-on coursework, internships and practicums, students graduate prepared to undergo counseling positions or an advanced degree in counseling.