Rehabilitation counselors work in diverse settings: State and federal departments of rehabilitation services, independent living centers, special education/transition programs, psychiatric rehabilitation programs, developmental disability programs, substance abuse programs, hospitals, disability management programs in business and industry, and other agencies in both the private and public sectors.
Rehabilitation counselors assist individuals who, because of disabilities, are unable to obtain competitive employment and/or achieving independent living goals. Rehabilitation counselors have a multifaceted role that includes vocational services, case management, job development, and placement counseling. For additional information about the rehabilitation profession, visit Careers in Vocational Rehabilitation.
The Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), the accrediting body for graduate level rehabilitation counseling programs, has fully accredited WSSU’s MSRC through 2018.
Admission priority will be given to applicants who currently work as rehabilitation counselors, work in the field of rehabilitative services, or plan to seek employment as rehabilitation counselors.
Additional Rehabilitation Counseling Program (MSRC) information and course descriptions are available in the WSSU Graduate Catalog.