Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling (M.S.)

Mission and Goals

The mission of the Master of Science in Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling is to educate students in the areas of:

  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Addiction diagnoses
  • Treatment and psychological services

The program will also help students develop the professional understanding, knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to assist individuals and groups with disabilities in achieving their maximum level of independence and functioning.

The program is specifically designed to encourage students to join and participate in appropriate professional activities and to develop enthusiasm for work in this field. With course work, interaction with professional staff, and direct experience, students will be provided the opportunity to:

  • Reinforce knowledge, understanding, and a professional attitude;
  • Attain the knowledge and skills to counsel diverse populations effectively;
  • Gain an understanding of the research process;
  • Master the principles of program design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Develop self-understanding and preparation for doctoral-level training or certification.

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