Addiction Research & Clinical Health

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Wake Forest University

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Addiction Research & Clinical Health

About the Master of Science in Addiction Research and Clinical Health Program

To meet the critical needs for addiction care and treatment, the Addiction Research and Clinical Health (ARCH) Master of Science program at Wake Forest University provides graduate training at the master’s level to prepare specialists in addiction services.

The ARCH program provides two track options: a clinical application and a research application with an emphasis on neuroscience.

ARCH integrates student learning and research experiences throughout our medical community. The program, considered the first of its kind, is perfectly suited for the innovative environment at Wake Forest and is helping to create a workforce that will make a direct impact on the addiction crises faced by our patients, our community, and our nation.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide evidence-based integrated care effectively and ethically
  • Value diversity, life-long learning, self-awareness, and personal growth
  • Champion empathy, multicultural competencies, and the highest quality of skills
  • Base care on treating others with dignity and respect

ARCH welcomes students from multiple disciplines, and can enhance the likelihood for further advanced studies in psychology, counseling, social work, medicine, or nursing, as well as provide opportunities for those who already hold an advanced degree and want to pursue further addiction specialized education.


Our innovative curriculum integrates human service and addiction studies in an academic medical center environment.

Learn more about our curriculum.


The Master of Science in Addiction Research and Clinical Health program accepts students with a variety of undergraduate degrees.

Find out how to apply.

Student Experience

Discover what student life is like in Winston-Salem and the Wake Forest communities.

Learn more about the student experience.


Faculty members in the Master of Science in Addiction Research and Clinical Health program have wide research and clinical interests.

Meet our faculty members.

Contact Information

Laura Veach, PhD
Program Co-Director
Phone: 336-713-6926

Elizabeth Shilling, PhD
Program Co-Director
Phone: 336-716-1639