The Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (formerly Vocational Rehabilitation) is a 60-credit program designed to prepare qualified professionals in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling. The campus cohort is ideally designed for full-time students who want to complete their graduate degree in less than two years. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for the certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) exam. 

Program Objectives

  1. Develop and demonstrate an identity as a rehabilitation counseling professional.

  2. Integrate rehabilitation philosophy and principles of independence, integration, choice, self-determination, empowerment, access and respect for individual differences into rehabilitation counseling planning and service provision.

  3. Demonstrate ethical behavior and ethical problem-solving consistent with the code of ethics for rehabilitation counseling professionals.

  4. Utilize disability-related legislation, public policy, and attitudinal and access barriers to advocate for and with persons with disabilities and their families.

  5. Identify the influences and functional impacts and implications of chronic illness and/or disability across human development and lifespan.

  6. Evaluate environmental, social and economic influences that create barriers for persons with disabilities.

  7. Appraise psychosocial, cultural and diversity issues that may affect the rehabilitation process.

  8. Formulate counseling techniques to promote rehabilitation counseling and philosophy to chronic illness or disability adjustment.

  9. Analyze jobs, employment trends and career opportunities to assist in rehabilitation planning and service provision.

  10. Apply research findings to improve services to persons with disabilities.

  11. Integrate vocational assessment in the rehabilitation planning.

  12. Identify community resources and other services which promote independence.



Council on Rehabilitation Education

The M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).