Rehabilitation Counseling, M.Sc. | University of Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh, United States
24 months
34950 USD/year
34950 USD/year
29266 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Rehabilitation Counseling (RC) concentration leading to a Master of Science degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a two-year graduate program housed within the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. 


This program offered by the University of Pittsburgh prepares students to practice the profession of Rehabilitation Counseling and is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). 

Programme Overview

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

  • Imagine designing the next generation of the wheelchair. Or adapting a bicycle so it can be ridden by someone with one leg. Or counseling a person with a disability to better understand his challenges and help find new solutions. These are just some of the career options in rehabilitation science and technology.
  • Our students work alongside designers, engineers, and clinical professionals—the same people with whom they’ll interact once they enter the workforce. Upon graduation, our students are exceptionally well prepared to pass licensing exams and they typically work in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, or companies specializing in assistive technology, state agencies or research labs.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the SHRS online application
  • Submit an essay stating career goals, specific research interests and experience, and clinical interests and experience.
  • Provide three to five academic or work related letters of recommendation (at least one academic reference must be included).
  • Have a letter of support from their identified Research Mentor.
  • Submit a resume including work history, formal education, continuing education, licensing and certification, professional organizations, honors and awards, publications, presentations, and grants.
  • Submit transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    34950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34950 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    29266 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29266 USD per year during 24 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,190 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $2,031 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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