Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

15251 Pleasant Valley Rd, Center City, MN

Located in Center City, Minnesota, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is a nonprofit private graduate institution.  Betty Ford treatment centers have a presence across the United States with the school location in Center City, Minnesota.  The total enrollment for the 2016 school year was 269 students with an age span between twenty-one and seventy.  Core faculty members with a doctorate degree was fully 100% with an average class size of fifteen and an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1.

Programs Offered at Hazelden

There are four primary programs offered at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies.  They include a Master's Degree in Addiction Counseling, Online Master's Degree in Addiction Studies, Customized Training Courses, and a Master's Degree in Advanced Practice Addiction Counseling.  Curriculum will typically include courses in various diagnosis, medical issues, psychopharmacology, trauma-informed treatment, recovery management, and an evidence-based approach to service and counseling.  The online degree allows students to study from anywhere with an internet connection while the other programs require students to be on-site in a physical classroom as part of their matriculation requirements.

Students Graduating from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies can expect a handful of core items in their academic quiver:

  1. See diversity as a clinical opportunity that includes respecting each individual for social, cultural, psychological, and physical means of recovery
  2. Be a catalyst for change by connecting family, systemic, and environmental issues
  3. Leverage research and case studies to improve clinical services & patient results
  4. Appreciate the moral, ethical, and legal implications of clinical therapy
  5. Show mastery of theoretical and competency-based approaches to alcohol and drug dependency

The school is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission to provide programs as a health sciences school. This school also offers undergraduate programs as well, with an average tuition for these programs approximately $22,000 annually. Graduate level tuition is expected to cost about $28,000 per year.

Please visit the school's official website for more information on programs, courses, news, information, degree tracks, & consumer disclosures.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range is around $22,000-$27,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $14-$17 per unit
  • Required fees: $380

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $30,000-$36,000 for graduate students
  • Per unit charges are around $760 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $430
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Counseling assistance

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