Fall 2024 applications are now open

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Early Bird Deadline: December 1, 2023

Applications are accepted and reviewed as they are received. Students accepted after the cohort is full will be placed on a wait list.

No Application fee until October 1, 2024 for domestic students.

Fall 2024 application timeline

Thank you greatly for your interest in the Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, with an Emphasis on Addiction Counseling;

Applications for Fall 2024 open September 15, 2023.

Admissions Window Closes: March 15, 2024.

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The Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addictions Counseling program prepares students to work in a variety of treatment and recovery settings. Students will integrate research, skill development, education in treatment and recovery, evidence-based practices, and field work in treatment and recovery. The program provides the coursework and clinical hours necessary to pursue the Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC). Upon graduation, students will need to pass the State Jurisprudence Exam and the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) Exam in order to qualify for the LAC. Upon completion of our program, students can also be eligible to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) credentials.


The Clinical Behavioral Health with an Emphasis in Addictions Counseling program adheres to the Scholar-Practitioner model, which exemplifies an enduring commitment to excellence in practice based on research informed through self-directed learning. Moreover, such a model emphasizes ethical decision-making, contributions to scholarship, and knowledge integration into broader organizational, communal, political, and cultural contexts. Therefore, this bimodal educational presentation focuses heavily on practice and academic rigor through the exploration and synthesis of research.


Read more about our how our program is helping students move toward their career and life goals in this RED article, Changing Careers to Change Lives:

For Prospective Students

Program Details


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For Current Students

Drop and Withdraw Dates

Note that our graduate program has a specific and dictated structure. Dropping or withdrawing from any course will affect your progress toward degree completion. Students considering these actions must meet with their academic advisor to discuss degree progress and the options that may be available to return to the program and/or the prescribed order of courses. If you are considering withdrawing or dropping from a course, schedule an advising appointment with Angela Furney here.

The full academic calendar with dates and deadlines can be viewed here.

Monday, September 4, 2023 – Labor Day (Campus Closed)

November 20 – 22, 2023 –
Campus open, no classes

November 23-24, 2023 – Campus closed, no classes


December 25, 2023 – January 1, 2024 – Campus closed

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – Full-semester classes begin

Drop and Withdraw Dates for Full Semester Courses:

Last day to drop and have full-semester class deleted from academic record with

50% refund – Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Final Day to Withdraw from full-semester class (tuition may still be owed, class will remain on academic record)

Friday, November 3, 2023

Students who withdraw from a class should be aware that it may affect their financial aid and have other consequences. Find information here:

Find information about and instructions to Drop and Withdraw here:

Drop dates for courses that do not meet for the full semester will vary according to class meeting dates. Please see your Detailed Class Schedule on the Student Hub for drop dates for these courses.

Academic Advising

Seek advising early and often!

Staying connected with academic advising is one of the best ways to ensure your path to successful degree completion. We are here to support you!

Your academic advisor is

Angela Furney for grad scheduling/academic advising
[email protected]
or schedule an appointment here

Student Resources

Student Handbook

Students in the program are responsible to be familiar with and abide by the Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health Student Handbook.

CAC Handbook

Find the State of Colorado Handbook for Addiction Counselors (commonly referred to as the CAC handbook) here.

Department Policies

Program Professional Standards and Code of Conduct

Contact Us

Do you have questions about our Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, emphasis in Addictions Counseling program? Email us at [email protected].

Please find our department’s main contact information here.