2020 Most Affordable Online Master's in Substance Abuse Counseling Degrees

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With annual tuitions under $24,000, these 24 online colleges offer the most affordable master's in substance abuse counseling programs. Fort Valley State University, ranked #1, offers an online Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management for only $5,694 per year. Ranked #2, Aspen University offers a M.A. in Psychology and Addiction Counseling at a tuition rate of $5,850 annually. Classes for this program include Advanced Counseling Skills, Drug Enforcement, and Neurobiology of Addiction.

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Rank School Annual Tuition
# 1 #1 $5,694
# 2 #2 $5,850
# 3 #3 $8,384
# 4 #4 $9,522
# 5 #5 $9,525
# 6 #6 $10,260
# 7 #7 $10,500
# 8 #8 $11,296
# 9 #9 $11,300
# 10 (tie) #10 (tie) $12,000
# 10 (tie) #10 (tie) $12,000
# 12 #12 $13,110
# 13 #13 $13,156
# 14 #14 $13,440
# 15 #15 $13,860
# 16 #16 $14,398
# 17 #17 $15,120
# 18 #18 $17,250
# 19 #19 $17,821
# 20 #20 $17,850
# 21 #21 $18,960
# 22 #22 $19,168
# 23 #23 $22,920
# 24 #24 $23,337
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  • Annual Tuition: $5,694
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 417
  • Example Classes: Advanced Career Counseling; Clinical Supervision; Counseling Theories and Processes; Cultural Diversity in Counseling; Fundamentals of Research; Lifespan Development in Rehabilitation; Medical Case Management; Practicum in Rehabilitation; Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Rehabilitation Assessment & Evaluation

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management
  • Annual Tuition: $5,850
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: DEAC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,035
  • Example Classes: Advanced Counseling Skills; Drug Enforcement; Neurobiology of Addiction

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Psychology and Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $8,384
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,476
  • Example Classes: Addiction Professional Supervision; Alcohol & Drug Continuum

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Addiction Studies (Advanced Track)
  • Master of Arts in Addiction Studies (Standard Track)
  • Master of Science in Administration - Addiction Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $9,522
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 852
  • Example Classes: Addiction and Recovery Services; Advanced Pharmacology/Substance Use Disorders; Diagnosis Substance Use Disorders; Integrative Approaches Dual Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA in Human Services/Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $9,525
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 31
  • Example Classes: Appraisal, Assessment, and Treatment Planning In Addictions Counseling; Expressive Arts Therapies; Fundamentals of Treatment of Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation; Psychological Testing

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $10,260
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 800
  • Example Classes: Alcohol, Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency; Approaches to Chemical Dependency Treatment II; Introduction to Chemical Dependency Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Sociology - Chemical Dependency
  • Master of Public Administration - Counseling Addiction Services Management
  • Annual Tuition: $10,500
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,169
  • Example Classes:

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Education - Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Education - Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Arts in Education - Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling - Vocational Evaluation
  • Annual Tuition: $11,296
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 1,595
  • Example Classes: Etiology and Epidemiology of Substance Abuse; Families, Counseling Approaches, and Addiction; Psychopathology and Coexisting Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • MHS in Addictions Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $11,300
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 33,217
  • Example Classes: Addiction & the Recovery Process; Biological Aspects of Addiction & Recovery; Clinical Diagnosis & Treatment Planning; Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexual Addiction; Ethical & Legal Issues in Counseling; Group Counseling; Healthy Sexuality; Multicultural Counseling; Treatment & the Recovery Process

Online Master's Degrees

  • MA: Addictions Counseling
  • MA: Human Services Counseling:¬†Addictions & Recovery
  • MA: Pastoral Counseling: Addictions & Recovery
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 214
  • Example Classes: Advanced Forensic Psychology; Biological Systems of Chem. Dep; Multicultural & Diversity Issues; Recovery and Relapse

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $12,000
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 10,210
  • Example Classes: Etiology & Diagnosis of Abnormal Behavior; Etiology and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders; Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment; Lifestyle and Career Development; Motivation and Change; Psychological Assessment in Clinical Practice; Psychopharmacology & Addictions; Spirituality & Values in Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $13,110
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 506
  • Example Classes: Addictions Counseling: Treatment & Intervention; Clinical Diagnostic Assessment of Addictions; Sociology of Addictions

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Addictions Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $13,156
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,910
  • Example Classes: Ethical Issues in Addictions Counseling; Preventing Substance Use Disorders; Substance Use Counseling with Special Populations; Trauma and Families

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Addictions Counseling
  • Master of Science in Complementary and Integrative Health - Integrative Addiction Therapies
  • Annual Tuition: $13,440
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 27,356
  • Example Classes: Foundations and Current Issues in Addiction Treatment; Group Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Addiction Studies
  • Annual Tuition: $13,860
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 8,094
  • Example Classes: Chemical and Psychological Dependency Counseling; Co-Occurring Disorders and Treatments; Ethics for Addictions Professionals
  • Annual Tuition: $14,398
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 449
  • Example Classes: Family Collaboration/Intervention; Psychopathology and Treatment in Rehabilitation; Psychopharmacology

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $15,120
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 358
  • Example Classes: Alcohol and Drug Case Management; Assessment and Treatment Planning for Alcohol and Drug Counseling; Psychopharmacology for Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Counseling - Alcohol and Drug Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $17,250
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NECHE
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 3,450
  • Example Classes: Substance Abuse and the Family; Substance Abuse in Counseling Practice; Trauma and Crisis Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $17,821
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 6,412
  • Example Classes: Cultures of Organizations; Drugs and the Brain; Ethics in HHSA; Foundations in Prevention Science; Leadership Issues in Decision Making; Organizational Communications; Prevention Across the Lifespan; Program Development, Implementation, and Evaluation; Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Prevention Science
  • Annual Tuition: $17,850
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,536
  • Example Classes: Addiction Intervention; Addictive Behaviors & Substance Abuse; Process Addictions

Online Master's Degrees

  • M.A. in Human Services - Addictions Counseling
  • M.S. in Psychology - Addictions
  • Annual Tuition: $18,960
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 15,531
  • Example Classes: Issues in Clinical Supervision; Prevention Programming and Education; Psychopharmacology of Illicit and Licit Drugs; Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • MS - Counseling - Substance Abuse Counseling
  • MS - Counseling - Substance Abuse Counseling and Education
  • Annual Tuition: $19,168
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 297
  • Example Classes: Adv Approaches to Counseling & Psychotherapy Skills; Advanced Seminar in Counseling: Human Sexuality; Best Practices in Co-Occurring Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy - Co-Occurring Disorders and Addiction Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $22,920
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 5,789
  • Example Classes: Motivation and Change: The Process of Change and Strategies to Elicit Intrinsic Motivation; Special Issues in Alcohol and Drug Counseling; Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Science in Social Work - Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • Annual Tuition: $23,337
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Total Graduate Enrollment: 2,128
  • Example Classes: Crisis Intervention; Ethics and Professional Issues in Counseling; Group Counseling

Online Master's Degrees

  • Master of Education in Counseling - Rehabilitation Counseling