Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)

Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)

Think Do Mak a Difference St. Cloud State University St. Cloud State University

Rehabilitation Counseling will prepare you to help people with disabilities achieve their personal, social, career and independence goals. You will develop the professional understanding, knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to assist individuals and groups with disabilities in achieving their maximum level of independence and functioning. Rehabilitation Counseling is an expanding field with opportunities to work in a variety of settings.

Program Highlights

  • 10 to 1 student to faculty ratio.
  • Three graduate assistantships offered by the department per year that provides tuition reimbursement and an additional stipend.
  • Internal Minnesota Rehabilitation Counselor and Educators Association and Perkins scholarships offered each year.
  • All professors in the program have degrees in rehabilitation counseling and experience in the field.
  • Students may take classes with 3 other counseling psychology programs.
  • Students present statewide and nationally on the university's Embracing the Difference, the ABILITY Event.

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
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 counselor
  • Services for the blind and visually impaired
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation
  • Chemical dependency treatment
  • Worker's compensation programs
  • Pain management
  • Employee assistance programs 

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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