Bachelor On Campus Online Blended

Family and Human Services - Addiction Counseling

Washburn University

48 months
708 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
708 USD/credit 21240 USD/year
315 USD/credit 9450 USD/year
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Students who graduate from our Family and Human Services - Addiction Counseling program from Washburn University are career-ready and prepared to earn a marketable, in-demand credential as a licensed, helping professional.


Explore a dynamic and flexible learning experience that builds to a rewarding career as an addiction counselor. Substance use issues are not slowing down. We need people with the ability to find solutions, empathy for others, passion for advocacy and a strong desire to help take on this challenge.

Addiction counselors are licensed professionals who help people overcome substance abuse through evidence-based interventions, practices and assessments. You may work in a clinic, halfway house, hospital, prison, residential treatment facility or outpatient rehabilitation center. The hard work of an addiction counselor is energized by witnessing someone find their unique pathway to healing and recovery. Be part of a helping field that fosters hope for the future.

Why Choose Washburn University?

Not only do our courses equip you with a wide range of skills and knowledge, our program is customizable to your needs. You may complete your degree completely online or create a mix of online and on campus.  Full-time and part-time options are available as well as a fast-track schedule that can put you in the field quickly. We also offer open enrollment which means you can begin your coursework immediately. Other program benefits include:

  • Approved by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
  • Approved by Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board or KSBSRB
  • Washburn prepares Kansas students to become Licensed Addiction Counselors (LAC) and KDADS Person-Centered Case Managers (PCCM).
  • Gain real-world experience with two, 200-hour internships at a substance use treatment agency of interest. You will have an opportunity to pursue special interests such as trauma, aging, advocacy and non-profit management.
  • Continue your education by pursuing a Master of Arts in Family & Human Services at Washburn or other graduate programs in related fields.
Our Family and Human Services - Addiction Counseling program at Washburn University provides a foundation of evidence-based practices, enhanced by a special focus on critical challenges in the field. All of us - students, professors, clients and communities - benefit from a broad and inclusive perspective. Washburn welcomes students from diverse backgrounds.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Family and Human Services
  • Human Development
  • Skills for Helping Professionals
  • Prevention and Social Change
  • Service Coordination
  • Family Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • While we admit domestic students up until one week prior to the last day to enroll, it’s in your best interest to apply as early as possible.


120 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

If you meet one of the following criteria you will be granted admission:

  • A high school GPA ≥ 2.25 OR;
  • ACT composite score ≥ 21.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application for admission
    • official ACT or SAT scores (only required if you’re under 21)*
    • official high school transcripts
    • Pay a one-time, $20 non-refundable application fee
    • While ACT or SAT scores are not required for admission, if you have previously taken the test we prefer to have your scores on file for advising purposes and potential scholarship increases (scores will not negatively impact your admission status nor scholarship earning potential).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    21240 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 708 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 315 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • Online: 410$ per credit

Living costs for Topeka

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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