Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling (M.S.)

Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling (M.S.)

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The Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling program will prepare you to provide rehabilitation and addiction counseling and psychological services. You will develop professional understanding, knowledge, attitude and skills needed to assist individuals with disabilities and co-occuring addiction diagnoses in achieving their maximum level of independence and functioning. Get ready for a rigorous rehabilitation and addiction counseling program.

Program Highlights

  • Works with the on-campus Recovery Community to mentor undergraduate students in recovery and mentor group sessions.
  • Opportunities to participate in undergraduate teaching, research opportunities, grant writing and interdisciplinary projects.
  • The Ability Event introduces students to people with disabilities who develop activities that simulate life from their point of view.
  • Designed for full-time or part-time students.
  • Some evening and online classes available in the program.
  • Graduate assistantships available both fall and spring semesters that provide tuition reimbursement and an additional stipend. 

Program Distinctions

  • A federal Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant funds full tuition reimbursement for 16 students per year through 2019.
  • One of two training programs with specialized expertise in Rehabilitation Counseling and Addiction in the United States.
  • Program graduates will have met requirements to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor exam, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor exam and/or the Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor exam.
  • Students present at state and national conferences. 

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
International
Inside U.S.
Fall February 1 (priority) | April 1 (final) February 1 (priority) | April 1 (final) February 1 (priority) | April 1 (final)
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Methods

On-campus Online Distance Satellite Campus Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Amy Hebert Knopf

Popular Careers

  • State/federal rehabilitation program
  • State services for the blind and visually impaired
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation center counselor
  • Chemical dependency treatment center counselor
  • School counselor
  • Correctional center counselor
  • Pain management counselor

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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