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The Department of Rehabilitation offers both an undergraduate degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Rehabilitation Studies and a graduate degree program leading to the Master of Science (M.S.) in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Mission of department is to train well qualified rehabilitation professionals who are prepared to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds with physical, developmental, psychosocial, and sensory disabilities.

The goals of the Department of Rehabilitation are to prepare highly qualified professionals for human service positions in a variety of public sector, private not-for-profit, and private for-profit rehabilitation settings. Additionally, the department prepares undergraduate students to continue their education to enter graduate programs in Counseling, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and a variety of other allied health and human service programs. Undergraduate students can choose concentration areas: addictions, deaf studies, rehabilitation studies, special education, and rehabilitation services honors. The department has three minors: addictions, deaf studies, and rehabilitation studies. 

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling (MSRC) Program provides students with the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and be eligible to sit for the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Candidates may also pursue the state Professional Counselor licensure (LPC). Employees of state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, and students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The mission of rehabilitation counseling is to train well qualified rehabilitation counselors who are prepared to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds with physical, developmental, psychosocial, and sensory disabilities.

The MSRC Program is offered in online learning format. The online learning format includes a combination of on-line courses offered in synchronous and asynchronous format. Graduate students can choose from five concentration areas: rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, deaf and hard of hearing, transition, and vocational evaluation.

The Master of Science degree program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

MSRC Program Data
MSRC Program Data 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Graduates 18 9 17
Program Completion Rate 97% 97.14% 97%
Certification Exam (CRC) Pass Rate * 56% 33% 42%
Job Placement Rate or Advanced Degree 100% 88% 82%
*Students graduated Spring 2020 will take CRC exam July 2020 or October 2020. CRC exam results for July 2020 will be available September 2020 and October 2020 exam results will be available November 2020.

The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) and meets educational requirements for all states except the following: California, Florida, New York, and Ohio.