The Mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program (MSRC) is to advance the program candidates’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to work with persons who have physical, mental or emotional disabilities.
- To increase the number of highly qualified rehabilitation counselors to work in North Carolina and in state and federal rehabilitation programs.
- To provide high quality academic training that is responsive to the needs of practicing Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselors from the NC Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (NCDVRS), the NC Division of Services for the Blind (NCDSB), and other community rehabilitation programs.
- To present an academic curriculum that meets or exceeds standards of the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), our accrediting body.
- To provide internship experiences in state/federal programs, community-based non-profit programs, and private-for-profit agencies.
Upon completion of the degree program for the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling, candidates will:
· Demonstrate the necessary academic knowledge and skills needed to
successfully complete the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
· Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation processes
based on holistic and comprehensive services
· Assess, analyze, plan, and implement the facilitation of services to people with disabilities
· Utilize technology to assess and implement appropriate services
· Demonstrate ethical, professional behavior that upholds a sound, consumer-oriented philosophy, and
facilitate interactions with consumers that exemplify multicultural understanding and
respect for diversity
▪ Successful completion of 60 hours of graduate course work
▪ Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in the program to remain
in good academic standing.
▪ Student may be subject to dismissal from the program if they receive
more than two grades of C, an F, or a U.
▪ Students must complete a comprehensive examination
(National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam, CRC) and a thesis
or capstone project.
Time Limits for Completion
The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling curriculum may be completed in a minimum of two (2) years of full-time study (at least 9-15 credit hours per semester) and one 10- week summer session (9-12 credit hours total).
In addition to completing the coursework for obtaining a MSRC degree, students are also required to complete a 100 clock-hour practicum and a 600 clock-hour internship in an approved internship site under University supervision.