Master's Degree Program: Schedule and Curriculum

The IPAS curriculum is comprised of six content and two research-based courses/modules that can be completed over the course of either 12 months for full-time students or 24 months for part-time students. The course sequence for the part-time program is listed below, followed by a description of each of the courses/modules. Full-time students will take four courses per term as opposed to two courses for part-time students.  Course/modules within a term are staggered to allow periods of uninterupted study focus.

Part-time Program, Year 1

Semester 1 (Fall):

Public Health Issues and Approaches to Addiction (Aug-Nov) 
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Treatment of Addiction:  Critical Issues (Sept-Dec)
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Semester 2 (Spring)

Addiction Policy (IDAS 603) (Feb-May)

Treatment of Addiction: Psychosocial Interventions (Jan May)
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Part-time Program, Year 2

Semester 1 (Fall):

Biological Basis of Addiction (Aug-Nov)

Research Methods in Addiction (Sept-Dec)

Semester 2: (Spring)

Research Project in Addictions  (Jan-July)

Treatment of Addiction: Pharmacotherapies (Feb-May)


Course Descriptions