The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified, professionally trained rehabilitation counselors who want to work in public and private rehabilitation agencies and institutions. Graduates are prepared to meet the psychosocial and vocational needs of persons with varying disabilities such as developmental disabilities, psychiatric disabilities, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, alcohol and substance abuse behaviors, as well as other acquired disabling conditions.
The Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling has the following objectives:
- Increase the number of qualified rehabilitation counselors from traditionally underrepresented populations.
- Increase the number of qualified rehabilitation counselors from traditionally underrepresented populations to work in the State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation System.
- Present an academic curriculum that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies that meet or exceed the accreditation standards of the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
- Place graduates of the program in rehabilitation counseling positions in the state-federal vocational rehabilitation system, community rehabilitation facilities, not for profit organizations, and for profit organizations.