Masters In Rehabilitation Counseling

Rehabilitation counselors help patients with physical, intellectual, and/or emotional disabilities gain greater independence. Job settings typically include private practices, hospitals, assisted living facilities, and rehabilitation centers.

Masters In Rehabilitation Counseling Programs – Online & Campus

There are plenty of online, campus, and hybrid programs available for those interested in pursuing a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling. Use the links below to navigate our list of degrees.

Featured Rehabilitation Counseling Program

A rehabilitation counseling program can be completed in two years, and includes supervised clinical hours. You’ll take classes like Client Assessment and Medical, Vocational, and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability. Accredited programs are designed to prepare you for state licensure as well as national certification.

University of Massachusetts Online – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares its graduates to be professional practitioners in a variety of community settings and institutions: hospitals, schools, rehabilitation agencies, career planning centers, employee assistance programs, clinics, residential treatment facilities, and other mental health agencies. The program operates on a cohort model whereby all participants complete the same program of study over a two-year period.” Click Here to request information about this program.

A general counseling, counseling psychology, or clinical mental health counseling graduate degree is a great way to get into the field without committing to a specialization. Many of these programs are flexible to your schedule, and can be completed entirely online.

Anna Maria College – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology: “The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program provides an integrated, comprehensive approach to training to help broadly impact your career as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or Counseling Psychologist (MA). This program prepares graduates with both critical thinking skills and ethically sounding solutions to help impact their community.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

California Baptist University – Accredited By WASC

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology: “The online Master of Science in Counseling Psychology degree program is designed to prepare graduate students to enter the professional field of marriage and family therapy or professional clinical counseling with a sound psychological and spiritual foundation that will allow them to assess and treat individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing relational difficulties.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Chatham University – Accredited By ACICS

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology: “Chatham’s Master of Science in Counseling Psychology program focuses on the professional, intellectual, and personal growth of students, emphasizing human-centered values as well as evidence-informed treatment approaches. The program aims to prepare students to become competent providers of counseling psychology services in the context of a diverse community and the ever-changing healthcare environment.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

Regis College – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Arts in Counseling: “The MA in Counseling curriculum is offered online and designed for working professionals like you. You’ll focus on critical theories, research, and applications of psychology, with an emphasis on the social, political, economic, and cultural contexts of a counseling practice. This program can provide the skills and knowledge necessary to become an effective mental health counselor serving in hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, or private companies.” Click Here to request information about this program.

 

St. Bonaventure University – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Education: Clinical Mental Health Counseling: “SBU’s Online MSED Clinical Mental Health Counseling is known for being transformational, interactive and experiential. Our graduates exemplify extraordinary goodness through the individuals they reach through their practice and their greater community impact. This program is fully aligned with our CACREP-accredited on-ground programs.” Click Here to request information about this program.

All Rehabilitation Counseling Programs By State

Here you’ll find graduate programs for rehabilitation counseling, clinical rehabilitation counseling, and rehabilitation counselor education. If your state isn’t listed here, not to worry. Many of these programs are designed to accommodate distance learners.

Click on the links below to jump to a specific state’s programs.

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Alabama

 
University of Alabama – Accredited By SACS

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “This program is offered fully online and adheres to the learning standards set by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. While enrolled in the program, you will enjoy active learning opportunities and a curriculum complete with live class lectures and clinical experiences. Upon graduation you will be prepared to work in public and private settings, rural and urban communities and address a diverse array of needs.”

 
Alabama State University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) Program is to prepare students to become professional Rehabilitation Counselors and to work in partnership with persons with disabilities. Our graduate program consists of 51 credit hours and is designed as a sequential five semester curriculum.”

 
Auburn University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “Graduates of our Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program are prepared to serve youth and adults with disabilities as rehabilitation counselors in the state-federal program of vocational rehabilitation, in the proprietary sector of rehabilitation, and in the non-profit sector of community rehabilitation programs. We offer an online option.”

 
Alabama A&M University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology: Rehabilitation Counseling: “The aim of the Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program is to increase the number of trained personnel from under-represented groups. These individuals will be qualified to deliver rehabilitation services in the public and private not-for-profit sector. Special emphasis is directed at developing skills necessary to work with disabled individuals in general rehabilitation caseloads as well as specialized caseloads in the areas of vision and hearing impairment. This program is (C.O.R.E.) Accredited – Council on Rehabilitation Education.”

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Arizona

 
University of Arizona – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Counseling: Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “This dually-accredited specialization prepares graduates for professional certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), as well as meeting the educational requirements in the State of Arizona for Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). Upon graduation, students will possess all of the skills required to assist individuals with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated setting possible.”

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Arkansas

 
University of Arkansas – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling degree program has been awarded a five year training grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration to prepare seven masters level professionals a year for five years. Funding from the RSA training grant will be used to cover tuition and fees for 36 course credit hours, stipends to assist with school expenses, and student travel to attend a statewide conference. The Rehabilitation Education and Research Program prepare professionals with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to provide quality rehabilitation services to individuals from across a broad continuum of disabilities.”

 
University of Arkansas Little Rock – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at UALR is a fully accredited online graduate degree program that seeks to prepare rehabilitation counseling professionals to provide direct services and resource coordination for individuals with disabilities. This program consists of a minimum of 60 credit hours, and two, three-day residential workshops.”

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California

 
California State University Los Angeles – Accredited By WASC

Master of Science in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling: “As graduates from the Master of Science degree in Counseling, Option in Rehabilitation Counseling, one may find work as: Rehabilitation Counselor, Disabled Student Services Coordinator, Rehabilitation Student Coordinator, or Rehabilitation Agency Director. In this program, students will: Increase their confidence to serve the community with disabilities; Improve their ability to manage and assess clients’ needs and rehabilitation potential; And increase capacity to become an agent of change in the field of rehabilitation.”

 
California State University San Bernardino – Accredited By WASC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling offered by the College of Education is designed to prepare students to work with individuals with disabilities in public and private rehabilitation agencies, hospitals, industry and related fields. The graduate program, a three-year course of study, will train students in rehabilitation counseling, vocational evaluation and job placement of persons with disabilities. Graduates of the program will be prepared to take the certified rehabilitation counselor examination.”

 
California State University Sacramento – Accredited By WASC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at California State University, Sacramento is to educate graduate students on how to best assist individuals with disabilities to lead meaningful, productive and independent lives in our society. To this end, the program curriculum is structured to include didactic and experiential activities which will prepare the graduate student to provide effective services in the community. The the program is accredited by CACREP.”

 
San Diego State University – Accredited By WASC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at SDSU is fully accredited by the CACREP. Students can complete this degree through both on-campus and distance options. Both options are 60 units and typically take two and half to three years to complete. Students enrolled in this program have several options for specializing in specific areas of study, including the following: Cognitive Disabilities, Rehabilitation Technology, Supported Employment and Transition Services, and Psychiatric Rehabilitation.”

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Colorado

 
University of Northern Colorado – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “UNC’s Rehabilitation Counseling program will allow you to graduate as a rehabilitation counselor, qualified to help people deal with the personal, social and vocational effects of disabilities. UNC offers the only CORE accredited graduate program in rehabilitation counseling in Colorado. You will receive specialized training in: Social, psychological and medical aspects of disabilities; Vocational assessment and job placement of people with disabilities; And evaluating research in the field of human rehabilitation.”

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Florida

 
University of South Florida – Accredited By SACS

Master of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “The Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) Program at the University of South Florida is fully accredited by CACREP and CORE. The master’s program is a 60 credit program, and most students take 2‐3 years to complete. The program prepares students with a solid grounding to become Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC) and Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC).”

 
Florida Atlantic University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Education in Counselor Education: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The M.Ed. in Counselor Education with a specialization in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is an interdisciplinary field of study specifically designed to train professional clinical rehabilitation counselors to work for and with persons with disabilities in both the public and private sectors. The program offers a dual accreditation in Clinical Mental Health and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. It prepares individuals for professional leadership, administration, direct service, private practice, and forensic practice.”

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Georgia

 
Georgia State University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The clinical rehabilitation counseling program is an on-campus learning experience that prepares students to help people with cognitive, physical, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities from all cultures, races and backgrounds. Rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities to become more independent, increase their access to education and employment, and to ensure that they are respected members of our society.”

 
Fort Valley State University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management: “The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling and Case Management program is to prepare students to be ethical, multi-culturally competent, conscientious, and qualified rehabilitation counselors and professionals who will increase and enhance the employment, advocacy, social, educational, and independent living opportunities of individuals of all disability types. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the exam to become a CRC.”

 
Mercer University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “Mercer University’s Master of Science program in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling prepares candidates to provide rehabilitation services aimed at helping individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential. During the program, students will draw on knowledge from several fields, develop advanced expertise, conduct research and assume leadership roles. This program is offered at Mercer’s Atlanta Campus, and students are admitted three times per year in August, January, and May.”

 
Thomas University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “Thomas University’s CACREP and CORE accredited, 60-credit hour program features the following: A completely online format with a practicum and Internship requirement that can be completed in the student’s current geographical location. No Georgia residency requirements; One-on-one interaction with an assigned academic advisor; Opportunities for graduate assistantships; And participation in an active and community oriented counseling honor society, Chi Sigma Iota.”

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Hawaii

 
University of Hawaii Manoa – Accredited By WASC

Master of Science in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science: Rehabilitation Counselor Education: “The Rehabilitation Counselor Education Program (RCEP) is CACREP accredited, and prepares graduate students to become successful practitioners and administrators in the field of vocational rehabilitation. This 48-credit program leads to a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science, with a specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling. The RCE program requires 3 years of enrollment (6 credits/semester) in a hybrid online environment.”

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Idaho

 
University of Idaho – Accredited By NWCCU

Master of Education / Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services: “The M.Ed./M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services (RCHS) degree program is a master’s level 60-credit counseling program. This program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students attending the program full time are able to complete it in two years. Courses are offered using a variety of course delivery formats: face-to-face, online, hybrid, and video conferencing.”

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Illinois

 
Adler University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling: “Our Master of Arts in Counseling: Specialization in Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares clinicians to improve quality of life for individuals who face physical, developmental, and emotional challenges. Our innovative program is also accredited by the CACREP. Our graduates are prepared for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination and careers in counseling, case management, and advocacy.”

 
Northern Illinois University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling gives you the counseling, rehabilitation and disability knowledge and essential skills to make better the lives of individuals living with disabilities. Students must complete a minimum of 48 semester hours to complete the degree. Because this program is fully accredited by the CACREP, a student who successfully completes the required curriculum, including a 100-hour practicum and a 600-hour internship under proper supervision, is eligible to sit for the CRCCE.”

 
Northeastern Illinois University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Rehabilitation Counseling program at Northeastern Illinois University is committed to improving the lives of persons with disabilities by providing qualified professional rehabilitation counselors (Certified Rehabilitation Counselors—CRCs) trained in the current best practices of rehabilitation services to work in public and private agencies serving a diverse state and nation. This is a 48 credit-hour program (16 courses).”

 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Accredited By HLC

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the University of Illinois Rehabilitation Program is to prepare master’s degree students to perform a vital role as counselors possessing specialized knowledge and skills for both mental health and rehabilitation service delivery. Students also receive specialized training in the vocational, educational, and personal adjustment of persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities.”

 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is the oldest program of its type in the United States and is part of one of the largest rehabilitation departments in the U.S. (The Rehabilitation Institute). The overall mission of this program is to prepare professional Rehabilitation Counselors to work with people with physical, mental, or emotional disability. Our degree program is fully accredited by CACREP.”

 
Illinois Institute of Technology – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “As an Illinois Tech rehabilitation and mental health counseling graduate, you will be eligible to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a distinguished certificate recognized nationwide. You will also be eligible for counseling licensure as a Professional Counselor and a Clinical Professional Counselor within the state of Illinois. This is a CACREP-accredited program.”

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Indiana

 
Ball State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Counseling: Rehabilitation Counseling: “Accredited by CACREP, the rehabilitation counseling concentration will prepare you for a career in the rapidly growing field of rehabilitation counseling. This program is designed to prepare you for certification as a rehabilitation counselor. If you complete the 48-hour program you will be eligible for certification as a rehabilitation counselor. Students may choose to complete additional courses in order to be eligible for licensing as a mental health counselor in the state of Indiana.”

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Iowa

 
University of Iowa – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “The M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling takes four semesters of full-time study to complete. Graduates qualify for the national CRCC, and the NBCC. Students can also prepare for mental health counselor licensure or drug/alcohol counselor certification that are relevant to their future practices. This program prepares professional counselors to assist persons with physical, sensory, psychiatric, and intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions by coordinating resources and providing services.”

 
Drake University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “Drake University’s clinical rehabilitation counseling specialization will prepare you to work in state organizations, hospitals, rehabilitation agencies, and private practices, as well as in insurance rehabilitation, for advocacy groups, or as a consultant. This program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education. The 60-credit hour rehabilitation program emphasizes field-based experiences, with six courses devoted to hands-on learning. The program can be completed in two and a half years.”

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Kansas

 
Emporia State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The program is nationally accredited by the CORE since 1975. All program faculty members are nationally certified rehabilitation counselors. Rehabilitation counseling services are provided to all age groups who have rehabilitation needs; they are available in public human services programs, private practice settings; and a variety of educational and health-related settings. Our curriculum is designed for students who desire to assist individuals with physical, mental, or emotional limitations.”

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Kentucky

 
University of Kentucky – Accredited By SACS

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program contains two possible concentrations: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health. The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the CACREP. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Programs are located within the College of Education in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling.”

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Louisiana

 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans – Accredited By SACS

Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling: “The Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Rehabilitation and Counseling (MHS-CRC) program is fully accredited by the CORE and the CACREP, and is a 60 credit hour graduate program with a strong counseling focus. The program prepares counselors to assume the full range of professional responsibilities required in community rehabilitation agencies and counseling organizations, private as well as publicly funded and non-profit, and to contribute to scholarship and service locally and nationally.”

 
Southern University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling has received three long-term training grants from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to offer specialized curricula in Rehabilitation Counseling (RC), Assistive Technology (AT), Rehabilitation of Ethnic Minorities (REM), and Vocational Evaluation and Work Adjustment (VEWA). Thirty scholarships are awarded to qualified students towards tuition, books, and monthly stipend. Also, graduate assistantships are available through the Graduate School.”

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Maine

 
University of Southern Maine – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Science in Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CLRC) specialization builds in courses that meet the 63 credit hour degree requirement from the Maine Board of Licensing. This track includes the specific content requirements students will need to be competent as clinical counselors, and to qualify for both CRC and LCPC. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.C. degree) track within the Counselor Education program holds joint accreditation by the CACREP and the CORE.”

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Maryland

 
University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (MSRC) program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is fully accredited by the CORE. The MSRC program is a 48 credit hour program which can be completed in two years if students attend full-time. This program offers the majority of the courses needed to pursue licensure and collaborates with the Counselor Education program in the School of Education, Social Sciences, and the Arts to provide students with the additional courses needed.”

 
Coppin State University – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling is designed to meet the need for (1) specialized professional personnel in vocational rehabilitation; (2) developing rehabilitation counselors; (3) meeting manpower needs for qualified vocational rehabilitation personnel; (4) providing increased opportunities for human services personnel to upgrade their skills; and (5) preparing vocational rehabilitation counselors to work in varied rehabilitation settings. The program is fully accredited by the CORE.”

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Massachusetts

 
Springfield College – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “Our program is fully accredited by the Council of the Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam. With a few additional courses, appropriate practicum, internship, and post-master’s supervision requirements fulfilled, rehabilitation counseling graduates may also be eligible to become licensed mental health counselors (LMHC) and licensed professional counselors (LPC) in many states.”

 
University of Massachusetts Boston – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “Our 60-credit master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling meets the academic requirements for national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Students may choose to complete their studies in person or online. They select one of two tracks: clinical rehabilitation counseling, or vocational rehabilitation counseling. Our program prepares students to support individuals with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives.”

 
Assumption College – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program is to provide a full array of courses of professional study that addresses current and emerging professional issues, community needs, and the needs of people with disabilities. Students will acquire the needed knowledge, competencies, values, and professional identity to provide individuals with significant disabilities with the assistance and opportunities needed to achieve employment, independence living, and active community participation.”

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Michigan

 
Michigan State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling Program provides a strong foundation in the profession and practice of rehabilitation counseling. It offers opportunities to develop expertise in the areas of counseling, the social and psychological aspects of disability, the vocational rehabilitation process, case management, ethical practices, independent living, disability management, transition from school to work, vocational assessment, career development and employment strategies.”

 
Western Michigan University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The rehabilitation counseling option is a 53-credit-hour program that can be completed in two years, and is designed to prepare rehabilitation counselors for employment serving persons with disabilities. The program includes a 600-hour supervised rehabilitation counseling internship. This option leads to eligibility for state licensure and certification (CRCC).”

 
Wayne State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The rehabilitation counseling program is consistent with the professional needs of the state-federal rehabilitation program, as well as the public and private rehabilitation agencies and facilities. The program consists of a combination of course work, field placement, practicum, and internship experiences. These provide students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to assist in the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities to help them achieve the highest level of functioning.”

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Minnesota

 
Minnesota State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “Graduates have entered the field of rehabilitation and many continue their careers within state and federal rehabilitation agencies, community rehabilitation programs, independent living centers, disability management programs within business settings, or within the insurance industry, while some have gone on to complete doctoral study and have become Rehabilitation Educators. This program requires completion of 48-semester credits and is typically completed in approximately two years by full-time students.”

 
St. Cloud State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “Rehabilitation Counseling will prepare you to help people with disabilities achieve their personal, social, career and independence goals. You will develop the professional understanding, knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to assist individuals and groups with disabilities in achieving their maximum level of independence and functioning. Rehabilitation Counseling is an expanding field with opportunities to work in a variety of settings.”

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Mississippi

 
Mississippi State University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the rehabilitation counseling master’s degree program at Mississippi State University is to equip prospective counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal effectively with a broad spectrum of issues surrounding the medical, psychological, and vocational effects of chronic impairment.”

 
Jackson State University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services, which offers graduate level training for aspiring counselors and psychometrist, received national accreditation for it’s counseling programs from CACREP and CORE. Graduates provide mental health and rehabilitation counseling services in schools, mental health centers, hospitals, and public and private rehabilitation agencies. Our counselors address social problems, assist consumers in productive living, and meet the needs of citizens with disabilities in the state of Mississippi.”

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Missouri

 
Maryville University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Maryville University of St. Louis prepares professional counselors who: develop a professional identity; demonstrate clinical competence; demonstrate cultural competence; and demonstrate professional behavior. This program is designed to educate an individual to become a professional counselor with a specialization to work with persons with disabilities, such as physical, psychological, substance abuse, developmental, behavioral, and cognitive.”

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Montana

 
Montana State University Billings – Accredited By NWCCU

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (MSCRMHC) program offers a rigorous curriculum of live and online coursework and fieldwork experiences designed to prepare graduates for state licensure eligibility and national certification. The program is fully accredited by CACREP. Students benefit by participating in a program that is nationally recognized for its quality and high academic standards.”

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New Jersey

 
Rutgers University – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling: “The M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track is offered by the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions in the Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP). This 60 credit degree is designed to enhance the career advancement of experienced people already working in the human services field as well as prepare people to enter the field. This program is accredited by CACREP and CORE.”

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New Mexico

 
New Mexico Highlands University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Arts in Counseling: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP) at NMHU is fully accredited by CORE, allowing students to take the CRC Exam. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling concentration consists of a minimum of 60-credits. Rehabilitation Counselors can work in schools, or in vocational rehabilitation settings with people with a variety of disabilities including chronic mental illness, physical disabilities, traumatic brain injury, developmental delays, and drug and alcohol dependence.”

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New York

 
University at Buffalo (SUNY) – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “Our master’s program in rehabilitation counseling focuses on preparing you to become a competent and skillful rehabilitation counselor. This program is fully accredited by the New York State Education Department and CACREP, and may lead to you becoming a nationally-certified rehabilitation counselor. As a rehabilitation counselor, you will provide psychological, social and vocational rehabilitation services to people with physical, mental/psychiatric, cognitive or sensory disabilities at various stages in their lives.”

 
Hunter College (CUNY) – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Education: Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Rehabilitation Counseling Program prepares students to assist people with disabilities to realize personal goals and maximize their physical, emotional, social, intellectual and vocational potential. Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of community-based settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, colleges, chemical dependency agencies and career/vocational counseling programs. Students in this program may take the national CRC examination after completing 75% of their coursework.”

 
Hofstra University – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Education: Rehabilitation Counseling: “The MS in Education: Rehabilitation Counseling degree program is designed to prepare students as professional counselors with specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to assist persons with disabilities toward achieving their personal, social, psychological and vocational independence including appropriate employment and independent living. The program is fully accredited by CACREP and advanced students are eligible for certification as Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC).”

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North Carolina

 
Winston-Salem State University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The MS in Rehabilitation Counseling degree program provides students with the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and to become eligible to take the national CRC examination. The program welcomes employees of state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, and students who are traditionally underrepresented. This program is accredited by CACREP under rehabilitation counseling.”

 
North Carolina A&T University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Mental Health Counseling: Rehabilitation: “The Mental Health Counseling: Rehabilitation program is a 60-hour program accredited by CACREP, and is designed to prepare culturally competent counselors who specialize in working with persons with physical, developmental, cognitive, psychological, and neurological disabilities, and/or illnesses. Students are equipped with skills and experience to empower persons with disabilities through the counseling process, and unique competencies to provide effective rehabilitation counseling services within a cultural context.”

 
East Carolina University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Career Counseling: “The M.S. in Rehabilitation and Career Counseling program is a 62 credit-hour CACREP accredited rehabilitation counseling program that generally takes a full-time student two years to complete. The coursework includes a combination of classroom, clinical study, personal counseling, and experiential activities. Completion of a rehabilitation counseling internship of 600 clock hours, supervised by a CRC, is also required. Students are required to take and pass the CRC exam the semester prior to internship.”

 
University of North Carolina – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “The Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (CRMHC) program at UNC is designed to prepare students to evaluate and identify individual client needs, develop services, and apply interventions that include adapting the environment and providing needed supports that assist individuals to achieve their optimal functional capacity. This program is fully accredited by CORE and CACREP. CRMHC has a pass rate of 100 percent on the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam.”

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Ohio

 
Wright State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CLRC) master’s degree program leads to careers as clinical rehabilitation counselors, vocational rehabilitation counselors, rehabilitation specialists, and vocational evaluators. Graduates work in a variety of settings, which include local, state, federal agencies, hospitals, and private practice. This program is available via distance learning (online) and in a traditional classroom setting.”

 
Kent State University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Education in Rehabilitation Counselor Education: “The Rehabilitation Counselor Education program is based on four semesters of full-time study. Individual, student programs are planned by the student and the advisor. Both take into consideration the background preparation, experience, and interest of each student. Our Rehabilitation Counseling Program consists of 53 semester hours of coursework, practicum, and internship and is accredited by CORE. Upon completion of coursework, a student is eligible to sit for the CRC exam.”

 
Wilberforce University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “Wilberforce University currently offers a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. The 48-semester hour sequence of study prepares students to develop a mastery of the knowledge and skills identified by CORE as requisite competencies for rehabilitation counselors. Students who successfully complete coursework are eligible to sit for the national CRC examination.”

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Oklahoma

 
Langston University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies’ (DRDS) mission is to train qualified personnel to provide quality rehabilitation and mental health services to persons with disabilities, and to engage in ongoing research, information dissemination and service to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities. This is a CORE accredited Master’s of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Program.”

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Oregon

 
Western Oregon University – Accredited By NWCCU

Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “The MS in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program emphasizes five major components: individual and group counseling theory and technique; influence of career acquisition and personal independence on the daily lives of persons with disabilities; social and psychological impact of disability on an individual and family; federal, state, and private service delivery systems for persons with disabilities; and self-awareness on the part of counselors-in-training.”

 
Portland State University- Accredited By NWCCU

Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to provide students with a quality and well-balanced program of academic course work and supervised clinical field experience in rehabilitation settings. Special emphasis is placed on maintaining facilitative working relationships with the rehabilitation community. The program seeks to train professionals dedicated to improving the quality-of-life and vocational self-sufficiency of people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.”

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Pennsylvania

 
University of Scranton – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Rehabilitation Counseling Program prepares students for careers in a variety of counseling settings with the primary goal of acquiring and applying the specialized knowledge, skills, and values that will enable them to effectively assist and support individuals with disabilities throughout the rehabilitation process. The Rehabilitation Counseling Program is a 48 credit curriculum leading to the Master of Science degree.”

 
Pennsylvania State University – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Counselor Education in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “The Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (60 credits) emphasis in the Counselor Education (M.Ed.) Master’s Program at Penn State has a dual accreditation from CACREP in both Clinical Rehabilitation and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. This emphasis prepares professionals to work with people with chronic illness, mental health, and/or other disabling conditions in a variety of government agencies as well as a range of community settings.”

 
Edinboro University – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Arts in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The purpose of the clinical rehabilitation counseling program is to equip students with the specialized knowledge and skills to facilitate the independence, integration, and inclusion of persons with disabilities in employment and the community. This program enables graduates to assess a person’s needs, develop plans to meet the identified needs, and deliver or arrange for services. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by CORE.”

 
University of Pittsburgh – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling: “The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is a two-year graduate program that prepares students to practice the profession of rehabilitation and mental health counseling and is accredited by the CACREP. Our program integrates counseling, clinical services, research, and advocacy with a strengths-based, empowerment focus. Graduates meet eligibility criteria for national certification in rehabilitation counseling and the educational requirements for licensure as an LPC.”

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Rhode Island

 
Salve Regina University – Accredited By NEASC

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “Our program prepares students to counsel people with disabilities in order to help them manage their mental health, substance abuse, societal and personal problems; help them plan careers; and find and keep satisfying jobs. To earn the master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, students take a minimum of 15 courses (48 credits).”

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South Carolina

 
University of South Carolina – Accredited By SACS

Master of Arts in Counseling and Rehabilitation: “We train our graduates to be professional counselors with a specialized understanding of disability and disadvantagement-related issues. Our curriculum and service activities are focused on providing counseling and employment-related support to persons who have physical or mental disabilities, including addictions. Additional service perspectives focus on individuals facing cultural, educational, and economic disadvantages. Our 60 credit-hour degree is a CACREP-accredited rehabilitation counseling program.”

 
South Carolina State University- Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “At SCSU’s rehabilitation counseling program, we train students to help individuals with disabilities achieve equality in all facets of society. Our graduates work in the field as counselors and administrators, assisting individuals with disabilities to attain employment, well-being, and optimum independence. Graduates are also eligible for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor and state licensure as a professional counselor. This program consists of 48 credit hours of combined coursework and practical experience.”

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Tennessee

 
University of Memphis – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the rehabilitation counseling master’s degree program at The University of Memphis is to prepare professional rehabilitation counselors to provide a full range of rehabilitation counseling services to facilitate the personal, educational, and vocational development of individuals with emotional, cognitive, physical, and neurological impairments. This nationally recognized training program offers a 48-semester hour, CORE accredited curriculum. Students are also able to sit for the national CRC exam during the last semester of their course work.”

 
University of Tennessee Knoxville – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Counseling: Psychosocial Rehabilitation: “The purpose of rehabilitation training programs is to ensure that skilled personnel are available to serve the rehabilitation needs of individuals with disabilities assisted through vocational rehabilitation (VR), supported employment, and independent living programs. This rehabilitation counseling concentration is includes practica and internship experiences, is designed to prepare students for professional careers as clinicians in the field of rehabilitation counseling, and is fully accredited by the CORE.”

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Texas

 
University of North Texas – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “Students graduate with a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling after completing the 48-credit hour RCE program and passing a comprehensive examination. The program includes 36 credit hours in courses that include: Principles and ethics; Multiculturalism and disability; Medical and psychosocial aspects of disability; Counseling theories and techniques; Research and program evaluation; Assessment; And nine credit hours in courses in supervised fieldwork (over 700 hours).”

 
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The Master of Science Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program at UTRGV prepares students for a profession in rehabilitation counseling through knowledge and skills development in individual and group counseling, vocational assessment, job analysis and placement, medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, case management and research in rehabilitation. The program philosophy is to assist and empower persons with disabilities in adjusting/adapting to their vocational and personal lives.”

 
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center – Accredited By SACS

Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The mission of the Master’s Program in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is to provide its students with the highest quality of training in the relevant concepts and skills needed in vocational and adjustment counseling for people with disabilities and chronic illness. This program also strives to provide graduates with the academic and clinical experiences necessary to become a national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and state licensure as a LPC and/or LPA.”

 
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Accredited By SACS

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “The goal of the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program at TTUHSC is to prepare counselors with the counseling and rehabilitation knowledge, attitudes, and skills to assist clients with mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities in using their own resources and opportunities to meet their developmental, vocational, and educational needs. Our focus centers on understanding the unique needs of individuals with disabilities across their lifespans in the community, workplace, personal relationships, and activities.”

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Utah

 
Utah State University – Accredited By NWCCU

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “USU’s Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the CORE. In addition to traditional on-campus courses, classes are offered through Internet-based distance education. Those who complete either the on-campus or distance program are eligible to take the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination, which USU students pass at a 94% rate on the first attempt, and almost 100 percent of graduates find employment as rehabilitation counselors.”

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Virginia

 
Virginia Commonwealth University – Accredited By SACS

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “The objectives for the rehabilitation counseling program include: developing a well rounded education in rehabilitation and mental health counseling; exercise skills and competencies on a high ethical level and with personal integrity; and acquire a comprehensive understanding of the personal, social, vocational, and psychological needs of persons with disabilities. This program is CACREP accredited, and consists of a minimum of 60 credits, including required didactic coursework, internship, and electives.”

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Washington

 
Western Washington University – Accredited By NWCCU

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “This 90-credit graduate program combines required courses and field experiences, leading to a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling. The program is fully accredited by CACREP. Coursework is offered in a combination of face-to-face classes (one evening a week), and distance learning classes (online). A full-time student could complete the program in 8 quarters or 2 years (including two summers).”

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Washington D.C.

 
George Washington University – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling: “Accredited by the CACREP, GW’s Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares you to become a skillful Rehabilitation Counselor. This program encompasses a wide range of counseling theories and practices, including multicultural counseling, attitudinal and environmental barriers for people with disabilities, rehabilitation services, case management, medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, job placement and ethical standards for rehabilitation counselors.”

 
University of the District of Columbia – Accredited By MSCHE

Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling: “UDC offers the Master of Arts Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. This 60-credit hour program effectively prepares students for certification and licensure. The mission of the graduate program in rehabilitation counseling is to provide a graduate education that will prepare students to meet the needs of a culturally diverse community and increase the number of well-trained, competent counseling professionals.”

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West Virginia

 
West Virginia University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling: “The online Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health program will offer multiple opportunities for our students and graduates in the fields of both rehabilitation counseling and mental health counseling. The scope of practice for graduates of this degree will be expansive, covering a wide spectrum of work with people who have disabilities, including those with mental health diagnoses. This program is accredited as a dual specialty program in clinical rehabilitation counseling and clinical mental health counseling by CACREP.”

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Wisconsin

 
University of Wisconsin Stout – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “UW-Stout’s Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling is a counseling degree that prepares you to work with people of all ages who have physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities. As a vocational rehabilitation counselor, you’ll assist clients to make decisions, reach their potential and optimize personal, social and economic independence. This program is offered in both an on-campus or online delivery method.”

 
University of Wisconsin Madison – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling: “The M.S. degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling prepares rehabilitation counselors at the master’s degree level to serve adolescents and adults with disabilities in both private and public rehabilitation agencies and programs through counseling, assessment, job placement, case management, and advocacy. The Rehabilitation Counseling master’s program is a 60 credit program preparing students to meet professional accreditation standards outlined by CACREP.”

 
Mount Mary University – Accredited By HLC

Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling: “Mount Mary University’s Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Concentration prepares you to become a certified rehabilitation counselor. The program also offers specialized coursework in trauma counseling and addictions counseling. By completing the clinical rehabilitation counseling program, which includes a supervised rehabilitation counseling internship of 700 clock hours, you are eligible to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).”

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