Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation
The Master of Rehabilitation Counseling prepares persons with the basic competencies to provide rehabilitation counseling to individuals with a broad range of disabilities in a variety of settings, such as state rehabilitation agencies, independent living centers, rehabilitation hospitals, private rehabilitation facilities and agencies, employment assistance programs, and private industry. Rehabilitation Counseling has a dual identity, that of an allied health profession and that of a specialized area of general counseling, assisting people with disabilities, while also helping their families respond to a disability. The degree is a 52-credit program consistent with the requirements of the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The Rehabilitation Counseling Program has a limited number of scholarships funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. These scholarships require a postgraduate commitment to work for a not-for-profit agency serving the needs of individuals with disabilities for two years for every year of scholarship received.
The mission of the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program is to promote quality rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities through the education of rehabilitation professionals, provision of rehabilitation continuing education, and through research related to rehabilitation.
Program objectives include:
- Preparation of master’s level counselors,
- Promotion of the code of Professional Ethics, and
- Advancement of the basic philosophical tenets of rehabilitation, including the value and worth of all individuals, a belief in human dignity, and the right of all persons to fully participate in society.