Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)

Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)

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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
  • Designed for full-time or part-time students
  • 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
  • A federal Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant funds full tuition reimbursement for 16 students per year through 2019
  • Graduates have the education needed to sit for Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and those who add 12 additional credits can gain the education needed to sit for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Program Distinctions

  • Accredited​ by the Council on Rehabilitation Education through 2021
  • The program has been preparing rehabilitation counselors for the field for 43 years and is one of the oldest accredited programs at St. Cloud State
  • Students present statewide and nationally on the university's Embracing the Difference, the ABILITY Event

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall July 15 May 15 July 15
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth 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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