MSU Denver

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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 (LPC) credentials.


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

Summer 2022 Semester Begins June 13.
Drop and Withdraw Dates:

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

100% refund – Thursday, June 16, 2022

50% refund – Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Final Day to Withdraw from full-semester class (tuition may still be owed, class will remain on academic record) – Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Find information about and instructions to Drop and Withdraw here:

Drop and Withdrawal

If you need academic advising, please email Angela Furney at [email protected].

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

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 advisors are

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

Dr. Annie Butler for general grad/career advising
[email protected]

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.

Department Policies

Program Professional Standards and Code of Conduct