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Counseling and Rehabilitation

Recovery, Resilience, and Renewal: Exploring Opportunities Through Counseling.

The 60-credit hour Masters of Arts degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation offers three specialized practice areas: Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, Clinical Addition Counseling, and Career Counseling. Each pathway prepares students for practice as Licensed Counselors (LPC or LAC) and Certified Counselors (CRC, NCC, MAC, or CCC) in diverse settings such as state and community agencies, private practices, industry, hospitals, schools, and colleges.

Our 18-hour interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Studies focuses on recovery and is designed to develop competencies in psychiatric rehabilitation.

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About Us

Through education, scholarship, and hands-on experience our program prepares students to develop practical, ethical, and culturally responsive professional counseling skills to help enhance the quality of life for those living with and without disabilities.

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Our curriculum emphasizes developing professional counseling knowledge and skills and specialty skills to assist clients with their personal and interpersonal concerns or challenges, address societal barriers, plan careers, and find and maintain desired employment. In addition to classroom education, you will complete clinical field-based practicum and internship experiences.

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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Certificate

Our interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Psychiatric Rehabilitation is offered to post-baccalaureate students interested in working with individuals with severe psychiatric disabilities focusing on recovery, resumption of chosen life roles, full community integration, and improved quality of life. 

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Admission and Application

Our Counseling and Rehabilitation program is designed and developed within a Learning Community Model, which welcomes the contributions of its members to enrich learning outcomes and possibilities. To become part of our learning community, apply here.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

Information about tuition, student fees, financial aid opportunities, and scholarships because we want you to be prepared for the cost of your graduate education.

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Our Faculty

Meet our core faculty.

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Program Resources

Here are links to resources that go hand-in-hand with our program, along with information regarding our VR Lab and our research center.


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