Addiction Policy & Practice Careers

What can you do with a Master’s in addiction policy studies? The Master of Science in Addiction Policy and Practice trains students to work in a variety of fields and graduates are highly competitive for addiction policy jobs in government, advocacy, or nonprofit sectors. A defining feature of the Master’s Program in Addiction Policy and Practice is the small cohort size allowing for tailored career service advising – we are here to help you find jobs and internships that are right for you.

Some possible post-graduate placements and career paths for graduates of the Addiction Policy & Practice program include a wide range of careers in the non-profit and private sector working in health care, addiction treatment, harm reduction, or recovery programs. Graduates may also pursue careers in the public sector, whether in local, state, or the federal government. 

“What this program will allow me to do is to have a seat at the table and be a factor in creating positive public policy change to help spread recovery and to help those that are impacted by substance use disorder.”

Nikki Soda, MS ‘23, National Association of Addiction Treatment Professionals 

Addiction Policy & Practice Job Titles

  • Associate Director of Policy & Advocacy
  • Policy Specialist
  • Health Policy Consultant
  • Policy Fellow
  • Health Technology Manager
  • Policy Analyst 
  • Harm Reduction Coordinator
  • Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Legislative Aide
  • Program Specialist

Addiction Policy & Practice Employers

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports 
  • American Psychiatric Association 
  • White House Office of National Drug Control Policy 
  • DC Department of Behavioral Health
  • Maryland’s Opioid Operational Command Center
  • Arlington County Jail Diversion Program
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • American Medical Association 
  • DC Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission