Wilberforce University currently offers a Masters of Science (MS) degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. The program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified, professionally trained rehabilitation counselors to work in public and private rehabilitation agencies and institutions. The 48-semester hour sequence of study prepares students to develop a mastery of the knowledge and skills identified by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) as requisite competencies for rehabilitation counselors.
Students who successfully complete coursework are eligible to sit for the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination.
Students gain experience by completing a practicum and two internships in settings such as behavioral healthcare facilities, state rehabilitation agencies, substance abuse and transitional programs, hospitals, private practice, community rehabilitation programs and colleges/universities. The practicum requires 100 clock hours-equivalent to eight hours per week with a minimum of 40 clock hours in direct contact with persons with disabilities. The internships require a total of 600 clock hours with a minimum of 240 clock hours in direct contact with persons with disabilities. Students are supervised by a Rehabilitation Counseling program faculty member and an on-site supervision.