Applied Studies: Addiction Counseling
North Central University’s Applied Studies: Addiction Counseling program will prepare you for a career in counseling those who struggle with addictions. Offered in partnership with Minneapolis College, you’ll earn a bachelor’s degree from North Central and an associate’s degree from Minneapolis College while pursuing a fulfilling career in an in-demand field.
What sets us apart
Skills you’ll gain
When you graduate from the Addiction Counseling program, you’ll be prepared with skills and knowledge in:
- Addiction diagnoses
- Case management
- Report creation
- Referral and intervention
Our graduates succeed in a variety of jobs and careers. Here are some possibilities:
- Addiction counselor
- Substance abuse counselor
You could work in a variety of settings, including:
- Treatment centers
All students must complete the General Education Core and Christian Studies Core. General electives may be added or an optional minor may be selected. You need 124 total credit hours to complete an Applied Studies: Criminal Justice degree.
Meet one of your professors
Dean of Graduate Education and Accreditation
Associate Professor, Business Administration
Department: College of Graduate and Professional Education
- Juris Doctorate, Southern University Law Center
- Master of Business Administration, Metropolitan State University
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Northwestern State University
- Licensed Attorney, Louisiana and Minnesota
- Moot Court Board, Southern University Law Center
- The Journal of Race, Gender & Poverty Publication, Southern University Law Center
- The American Trial Lawyers Association Mock trial team, Southern University Law Center
LaToya Jones Burrell joined our faculty at North Central University in 2015. As of June 2020, she also serves as Dean of Graduate Education and Accreditation. She attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Business Administration. She went on to earn her law degree, graduating in the top of her class, from Southern University Law Center. During law school, she was involved in several organizations, including the Moot Court Board, the Journal of Race, Gender & Poverty, and the American Trial Lawyers Association’s Mock trial team. She has practiced law for several years and is licensed to practice law in both Louisiana and Minnesota. Her practice areas have included bankruptcy, personal injury, workers compensation, mass torts, and complex litigation.
Professor Burrell also earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration, where she earned a perfect 4.0 and received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award. She has served as an Academic Counselor and Adjunct Professor of Law at Southern University Law Center. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and at Hamline University in the Legal Studies Department. Additionally, she has served as a Career Strategist at the University of St. Thomas, School of Law. She has a passion for teaching, coaching, and mentoring others.
LaToya is married to Gregory and has two sons, Grayson and Garrison. She lives in Minneapolis, MN and loves spending time with her family.