Bachelor of Arts in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment

Bachelor of Arts in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment

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  • Explore a comprehensive curriculum
  • 100% online program
  • Multiple start dates

Start Dates

Summer B – MOD 6
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Choose a Career that Allows You to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others

New technologies and biological discoveries are expanding the limitations of mental health treatment and creating new opportunities for mental health professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the mental health field to grow 23% by 2026, creating more than 60,000 new jobs. Enter this dynamic field and discover what it takes to make a positive impact in the lives of others with Alvernia University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment degree.

The program is delivered through Alvernia’s interactive online classroom and features a curriculum that combines mental health theory and practice with a practicum opportunity. Career-driven courses, plus personalized instruction from experienced educators will help you develop the skills you need while gaining the experience employers demand.

With 40 years of history, Alvernia’s Addictions and Mental Health Treatment degree is one of the oldest and best of its kind to be found at the college or university level. Prepare to make a difference in the growing field of mental health with the online Bachelor of Arts in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment from Alvernia.

  • Comprehensive Curriculum

    Gain a broad understanding of multiple topics relevant to the healthcare industry, in addition to addiction and mental health.

  • 100% Online

    Complete your coursework completely online through a synchronous format.

  • Choose from Multiple Start Dates

    Begin your online degree when it’s convenient for your schedule.

Advance Your Career

Alvernia University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment program will equip you with the skills necessary to help people who are struggling with addiction and mental illness. When you graduate, you’ll be prepared for a variety of roles in the mental health field.


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Alvernia’s online Bachelor of Arts in Addictions and Mental Health Treatment program is competitively priced at $535 per credit, plus a $50 fee per credit hour applied for each course. Requiring the completion of 123 credits, this program costs $71,955 total. When transferring the maximum number of credits allowed, you can finish your degree for $28,080 total.*

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and transfer credits. Speak to an enrollment counselor for a personalized estimate of time to completion.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Alvernia University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). For information about Alvernia’s accreditation, write to MSCHE, 3624 Market St., Second Floor West, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104, or call (267) 284-5000.

All Alvernia Addictions and Mental Health Treatment courses are approved for credit hours toward professional certification by the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB), the foremost drug and alcohol credentialing organization in the state.

About Alvernia

Alvernia University has a long-standing commitment to help students develop their innate talents, discover their passions and lead successful lives with deep meaning and purpose.

Through real-world experiences, students graduate prepared for success in the workplace, which is why Alvernia has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the 2021 Best Regional Universities in the North. Schools are ranked by comparing educational outcomes, peer assessments, student excellence, faculty resources and alumni giving among more than 1,500 colleges in the region.

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