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Application Process; FAQ’s/Tuition

There are many people whose lives have been negatively impacted by the problems associated with substance abuse and addiction. Counselors who work in this specialized area have the opportunity to journey with people as they attempt find hope and restoration. The Graduate Programs in Counseling at Southern Nazarene University offers students the chance for concentrated education in the area of drug and alcohol counseling. By learning about the dynamics behind addiction and the associated problems with drug and alcohol abuse, our students receive the requisite preparation to offer hope amidst these afflictions.

In the state of Oklahoma, those specifically interested in working in the area of drug and alcohol counseling may pursue credentials as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Alcohol and drug counselors have the opportunity to provide services in diverse settings such as community mental health agencies, hospitals, and private practice.

To become an alcohol and drug counselor, Southern Nazarene University offers a 60-hour degree program that culminates in a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP). Students will take a core of 48 credit hours. Upon completion of the 48-core hours, students will move into a 12-hour elective concentration in Drug and Alcohol Counseling. In addition to meeting the academic requirements for the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the state of Oklahoma, students will also meet requirements for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and may seek dual-licensure upon graduating.

Semester One Courses (Professional Foundations)
Semester Two Courses (Theoretical Foundations)
Semester Three Courses (Assessment)
Semester Four Courses (Contextual Applications)
Semester Five Courses: (Drug and Alcohol)



Contact your admissions counselor for more information:

Bethany Applicants
Scott Secor
 Assistant Director
 Graduate Programs in Counseling
 Phone: 405-491-6360
 Fax: 405-491-6387

Tulsa Applicants
Kim Roach
Assistant Director
Graduate Programs in Counseling
Phone: 918-664-4100

Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage