Complete the required 12 credits of AC coursework to receive the MSU Addiction Counseling Certificate.

Additional classes may be recommended if you wish to apply for the state license, and are available through Montana State University.


Academic advisement is provided to each student to tailor program of study based on individual academic background.

Summer Semester
Rubric # Course Credit Location
AC 505 Cross Cultural & Ethical Considerations in Addictions Counseling 3 Online
AC 508 Counseling Theories in Addiction Settings 3 Online
Fall Semester
Rubric # Course Credit Location
AC 503 Assessment, Treatment, Planning and Ethics of Addiction Counseling 3 Online
AC 504 Alcohol and Drug Studies 3 Online
AC 506 Group Counseling in Addiction Settings I 3 Online
AC 510 Chemical Dependency Counseling  II 3 Online
Spring Semester
Rubric # Course Credit Location
AC 501 Chemical Dependency Counseling 3 Online
AC 502 Psychopharmacology and Addictions 3 Online
AC 507 Group Counseling in the Addiction Settings II 3 Online
AC 509 Assessment and Treatment Planning in Addiction Counseling II 3 Online
Rolling Enrollment
Rubric # Course Credit Location
Non-Credit Gambling/Gaming Disorders 0 Online

For More Information

About the Program

Contact Katey Franklin, Program Director, at or (406) 994-3283.

About the Application Process

Contact Hilary Becker, Program Coordinator, at or (406) 994-2379.

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