Career Paths to Explore

What can you do with a Master’s in addiction policy studies?

In the Addiction Policy & Practice program, you will gain the necessary skills to become an effective policy leader to develop and advance public policy related to substance use disorder and other forms of addiction. Graduates of the program hold policy analyst positions in organizations such as the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Psychological Association. Health policy jobs in federal and state government, behavioral and public health organizations, nonprofits, and many others are well suited for graduates of the program.

Public Sector Employment Opportunities:

•Federal, State and Local Government


•Policy and Advocacy

•Managed Care Organizations

•Criminal Justice



•Think Tanks


Potential Federal Employment Opportunities:

  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • National Institute of Health
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  • Administration for Children and Families
  • Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
  • Bureau of Justice Assistance
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Bureau of Prisons
  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Programs
  • International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
  • Department of Veterans Affairs