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The University of Providence Addictions Counseling program emphasizes a solid knowledge base in the area of addiction studies. Although the field of addiction is broad, the program at UP emphasizes treatment and intervention for the chemically dependent.

Employment of substance abuse counselors is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. This program is structured to meet Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, and Texas state licensure requirements with the additional completion of supervised internship hours.

UP also offers an Addictions Counseling Certificate program for individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree.

Program Format

Program is delivered online and can be completed in four years. No travel is necessary.


Please see the current Tuition and Fee schedule for rates. All PSJH caregivers, benefits-eligible spouses or partners, and dependents are eligible for special tuition rates for eligible programs offered at the University of Providence.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application for admission at Click on the Apply link.
  2. Request official transcripts from every school you’ve attended since high school. Ask that transcripts be sent directly to:
    Admissions Office
    University of Providence
    1301 20th Street South
    Great Falls MT 59405
  3. Visit for additional application information and program eligibility.


For more information, contact the Admissions Office/Argo Central: