Among the contemporary public health problems that merit the training of professionals, drug use / abuse stands out, due to the implications it has on people, communities and health systems.

The Master in Drug Addiction addresses this problem from a public health, mental health and clinical toxicology approach, training professionals who help to understand the phenomenon of drug use / abuse and provide them with competencies and skills that allow their intervention at the levels of prevention, treatment and rehabilitation and the development of harm reduction strategies, taking into account the great associated physical and mental comorbidity.

We develop our program in three face-to-face and independent cycles, offering our students the possibility of strengthening their knowledge of drug addiction based on research and applied practice.

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Know our rates and dates
Registration: until June 4, 2021
Interviews: Until June 11, 2021. They will be held in person or virtually given the contingency. The date and time of the interview must be requested from the Faculty upon registration by calling (4) 4440555 ext. 1351 or to the email
Publication of results: June 16, 2021. The results can be consulted on the web portal .
Tuition payment: until June 30, 2021
Classes start: July 1, 2021 4 pm to 9 pm: A day with Wellbeing - July 2, 2021, 5 pm to 9 pm: CES Chair and induction start - July 3, 2021, 8 am to 12 noon . Induction continuation
Days and hours of face-to-face or face-to- face classes supported by technology: Fridays 7:00 am to 12:00 noon, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monthly mode
Registration PIN cost: $ 163,000 COP
Total cost per semester: $ 7,650,000 COP

Documentation required for the registration process:

· A copy of the minutes of undergraduate
Copy of diploma
· Copy of the identity document (extended to 150%)
· Photo size 3 x 4 color, white background

NOTE: Previous documents or photocopies do not need to be authenticated.

Those forms in which false information is verified, or that are not fully filled out, will not be considered.

You will not be able to carry out the interview if you come to it without the minimum required documentation .

Program coordinator
Guillermo A. Castaño Pérez
Phone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1250

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Assistant Public Health Division
Sandra Milena Cadavid Zapata
Telephone: (57) (4) 4440555 Ext. 1351

of the applicant

Our applicant is a leader of projects and research teams oriented to new knowledge.

Why choose
this program

We have professional experience in our programs. Learn about the advantages of studying with us.

of the graduate

Our graduates are able to use research to solve problems.

Aimed at general practitioners and specialists in psychiatry, toxicology and pediatrics, Psychologists, Neuropiscologists, Nurses, Social Workers and Family Therapists.

• Because it is the only Master's Degree in Drug Addiction in the country, with a clinical focus and being attached to a School of Medicine.
• Because it is theoretically based on toxicology, public health and mental health.
• For basing their learning strategy on problem teaching.
• Due to the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of both its teachers and the students invited, from different areas of health and social sciences.

• For having a duration of only three academic periods.
• For being offered in concentrated presence, with the support of virtuality and having to attend the university only once a month, one weekend.
• For the imprint of the CES University background with its long journey in mental health, with its undergraduate degree in psychology, master's degrees in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Clinical Psychology, and the Specialization in Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine, where one of the training topics is drug dependence.

The master's graduate will have comprehensive training that allows them to address and understand the complexity and multi-causality of drug addiction and other addictions and therefore will be able to:

• Design, implement and evaluate evidence-based treatment and rehabilitation programs.
• Design, develop and evaluate prevention programs based on evidence-based medicine.

• Recognize research models that enable the analysis and intervention of drug addiction.
• Promote the transfer of knowledge based on interdisciplinary dialogue and the articulation between theory, research and social reality.
• Propose solutions to the problems of drug addiction and other addictions.


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and scholarships

We offer financing options and scholarships to our students with entities in agreement.

You must approve all the subjects of the study plan and the specific requirements for each program, reported in the minutes by the Promotions Committee. In addition, it requires:

1. To have presented the current evidence that the State determines to be mandatory.
2. Present a certificate of attendance to the CES Chair.

3. The payment of the degree rights, established in the pecuniary rights.
4. Have approved the degree or research work.
5. Peace and safe with the University for all concepts.

The Master in Drug Addiction may work in the following spaces:

• Addiction treatment and rehabilitation centers, family care centers, health-providing institutions, state health social enterprises, and all those institutions dedicated to the promotion of mental health, the prevention and treatment of drug addiction and other addictions.
• Public or private sector where they are in charge of the design, implementation and evaluation of mental health policies, programs and / or projects with an emphasis on drug addiction and other addictions.

• Universities, higher education institutions or public or private educational entities, in charge of training professionals to intervene or investigate drug addiction and other addictions.
• Research groups whose lines of work are focused on the production of knowledge related to the subject matter of this master's degree.
• Interdisciplinary working groups at the local, regional, national and international levels, which carry out plans, programs and projects on drug addiction and other addictions.

For financing we have agreements with:
CES Educational Strengthening Program
Pichincha Bank
Sapiencia Fund
Fincomercio (Fincoeducar)
National Savings Fund (FNA)

We have our own scholarships and in alliance with the following entities:
Public entities

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Cultural academic internships

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keep it going

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We offer spaces and programs for the personal and collective development of the CES community. Plus

Discounts with
entities in agreement

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of languages

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Program information

Program name:
Master in Drug Addiction


Program modality:
Face-to-face - deepening

Program type:
master's degree

SNIES code:

Qualified Registration:
Resolution 020947 of 2015


Title awarded:
Master in Drug Addiction

1.5 years (3 semesters)

Total cost per semester:
$ 7,650,000 COP

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