Graduate Catalog 2003-2004
Degree: Master of Rehabilitation Counseling
Jay Stewart, Director
Room: 427 Education Building
The two-year Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program, offered by the Division of Intervention Services, is designed to train professional rehabilitation counselors to work in a variety of settings and fields including state, federal, and private rehabilitation agencies and other agencies providing services in the areas of mental retardation, developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, and physical disabilities. The program consists of University classroom, practicum, field, and internship experiences. The program meets the educational requirements for state counselor licensure and all requirements for the CRC. The program covers counseling, case management, and vocational rehabilitation.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Prerequisites include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must meet personal qualifications, including work history, potential for working with individuals with disabilities, and career goals, as determined through an interview with the program director.
Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program should follow the instructions outlined in the "Graduate Admission" section of this catalog.
Master of Rehabilitation Counseling
Practicum and intern experiences are integral to the program and provide counseling experience with individuals who have disabling conditions in a setting selected by student and advisor.
Each student's course of study must include completion of (1) a minimum of 48 semester hours of graduate credit, with 40 hours in the rehabilitation counseling major and (2) one of the two following options:
Plan I: Students must complete a thesis and pass an oral defense of their thesis.
Plan II: Students must pass a final written comprehensive examination covering studies included in the degree plan.