Master of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

Master of Science in Substance Abuse Counseling

100% Online Program-60 Hours 

Recently ranked in the top 5 nationally for affordabillity, our graduate program in Substance Abuse Counseling is a 60-hour program that is totally online. It is designed to meet the criteria for licensure as a substance abuse counselor in the state of Kentucky. Complete information about licensure requirements in Kentucky may be found at their website of the Kentucky State Board of Examiners of Substance Abuse, available at:

Students are responsible for checking on state-specific requirements for states other than Kentucky. Students who have completed the Chemical Dependency Counselor Certificate or have completed the state certification examination may be able to count some their earlier work toward the master’s degree. Students applying for the degree must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA in their undergraduate degree. Those who are already in the CDCC 21-hour program and in good standing with Union are eligible to transition into the Substance Abuse Counseling program by application to the program.

Apply Now or you can learn more by contacting the Division of Graduate & Online Studies: or call 606.546.1692

Kentucky Substance Abuse Counselor Licensing