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Rehabilitation Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #90 (ARWU) , PA,
Rehabilitation counseling is a process whereby the counselor works collaboratively with an individual with a disability to understand existing problems, barriers, and potentials in order to facilitate the client’s effective use of personal and environmental resources for personal, social, career, and community adjustment.

About

This program prepares students to practice the profession of rehabilitation counseling and is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). It includes courses on rehabilitation research, foundations of rehabilitation counseling, counseling services, medical and psycho-social aspects of disability, case management, vocational and career development, assessment, job development and placement, rehabilitation science and assistive technology and disability studies. Graduates meet eligibility criteria for national certification in rehabilitation counseling (i.e., certified rehabilitation counselor, CRC) and the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Foundations of Rehabilitation and the Rehabilitation Counseling Process

  •  Fundamentals of Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology

  •  Individual and Social Experience of Disability

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Complete the SHRS ApplyYourself online application;
  • Submit the application fee of $50 (U.S.);
  • Submit an essay-a description of educational and long-term professional goals;
  • The applicant should demonstrate knowledge of rehabilitation through previous work experiences, internships, field experiences, or volunteer work experiences;
  • Submit three letters of reference, preferably from individuals who have instructed you in academic settings and/or supervised research activities. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended;
  • Additional requirements for international applicants. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    45452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45452 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    45452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45452 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    26788 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26788 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Pittsburgh

  • 1148 - 1950 USD/month
    Living Costs

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