24 months
46200 USD/year
46200 USD/year
22620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our master's program in Rehabilitation Counseling, offered by the University at Buffalo, focuses on preparing you to become a competent and skillful rehabilitation counselor. 


About the Rehabilitation Counseling program

Our program is fully accredited by the New York State Education Department and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and may lead to you becoming a nationally-certified rehabilitation counselor. 

As a rehabilitation counselor, you will provide psychological, social and vocational rehabilitation services to people with physical, mental/psychiatric, cognitive or sensory disabilities at various stages in their lives.

The mission of the University at Buffalo master of science program in Rehabilitation Counseling is to provide high quality instruction and practical experiences, in order to develop competent and professional rehabilitation counselors who are committed to facilitating autonomy, inclusion and well-being of individuals with disabilities in employment and the community.

The program faculty will continuously assess the program and student progress to ensure our mission to develop competent and professional rehabilitation counselors. We will promote pluralism and ideals which are consistent with the rehabilitation counseling philosophy.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program faculty have identified the following three objectives:

  • We will assure that our graduates achieve competence based on the latest knowledge, skills and dispositional standards.
  • We will make continuous and systematic efforts to attract and retain a diverse group of faculty and students to support an inclusive learning community.
  • We will aspire to program excellence through self-study, to ensure our rehabilitation counseling program meets the CACREP standards of accreditation and qualifications for CRCC certification. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Understanding Statistical Research
  • Field Work and Counseling Techniques 
  • Rehabilitation Foundations
  • Tests and Measurement 
  • Counseling Practicum 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited/government recognized college or university. Most such degrees will be four or more years in length; UB recognizes some three-year degrees, but not all
  • A B-grade (GPA of 3.0) or higher from your bachelor's degree (or equivalent) courses. Grade point averages from non-U.S. universities will be evaluated by UB's Office of International Admissions
  • Appropriate standardized test scores (DAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.). Not all programs require test scores. See the official academic test scores section below for more information
  • Letters of recommendation
  • An internship or relevant work experience (for some programs)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    46200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    22620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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