Rehabilitation Counseling, MS
Since 1965, The University of Scranton Rehabilitation Counseling program has been preparing students to work in the wide field of rehabilitation counseling.
For over 50 years, we have been working to educate and train students for careers in a variety of counseling settings. Our primary goal is to acquire and apply the specialized knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to collaborate in a professional relationship with people who have disabilities to achieve their personal, social, psychological, and vocational goals.
"The rehabilitation counseling program challenged me to grow both professionally and personally, which allowed me to become a more authentic and reflective counselor. The program has given me the tools to feel confident going into the community to support individuals with disabilities throughout the rehabilitation process vocationally, and also holistically." - Mara Wolfe, G'18
Program Specific Admission Requirements
The priority application deadline for admission into the following fall term is November 15 and the regular application deadline is March 1. Applications received after March 1 may be considered at the Program Director’s discretion.
Students falling below a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale may be required to submit other evidence of their ability to successfully complete a graduate program, such as grades in other graduate-level courses, a record of progressively higher work responsibilities, or scores from the Miller Analogies Test or Graduate Record Examination.
Applicants are expected to have completed a course in each of the following areas: Introduction to Statistics (Descriptive Statistics or Basic Inferential Statistics), Introduction to Theories of Personality, Counseling or Psychotherapy and Lifespan Development (Developmental Psychology, Adulthood, Adolescence, Childhood, Growth and Development).
Personal interviews with program faculty members prior to acceptance are required. Rehabilitation Counseling applicants participate in a group interview. All interviews are scheduled by program faculty shortly after the application deadline. Program Directors review applications and pay particular attention to each applicant’s ability to address program specific professional goals and professional identity in the statement of intentions.
For general application requirements, please click here.
The Rehabilitation Counseling Program is currently a nationally CACREP accredited, 48 credit curriculum, leading to the Master of Science degree. The curriculum is currently under revision and will be moving to a 60 credit program in the near future. Student wishing to complete 60 credits may do so prior to graduation or return after graduation for a 12-credit post-graduate certificate.
The current curriculum includes 39 required credits which entails 33 credits of coursework in principles and practices of rehabilitation counseling, three credits of practicum (100 hours of supervised counseling experience) and three credits of internship (600 hours of supervised field experience). Nine credits of specific electives are offered to provide students with opportunities for additional study in addiction, family and psychiatric rehabilitation.
For additional information on the curriculum, please visit the Graduate Course Catalog.