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Rehabilitation Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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Rehabilitation Counselling graduates from University of Massachusetts Boston support people with disabilities to lead productive and fulfilling lives, including working at integrated and competitive jobs in their communities. Our 60-degree master’s program develops professionals to advance educational access and economic and social participation for individuals with disabilities.

We prepare our students to become leaders who promote inclusion in diverse settings and with varied populations. Students integrate classroom content with real-world application via their fieldwork.


Rehabilitation counselors have excellent career opportunities available to them. They work in diverse settings, such as:

  • State/federal vocational rehabilitation agencies
  • Veterans Administration
  • Community-based programs for people with specific disabilities, such as mental health disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism, or brain injury
  • Outpatient agencies
  • Residential treatment facilities
  • Schools
  • Insurance companies


Both programs are fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education and may be completed on a part-time or full-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Medical, Psychological, and Educational Aspects of Disabilities
  • Foundations of Rehabilitation
  • Principles of Vocational, Educational, and Psychological Assessment
  • Ethical Standards & Professional Issues in Counseling
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Case Management and Planning in Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Placement
  • Vocational Development and Career Information
  • Counseling Theory and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 42 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts and Official English Translations
  • Evidence of Completion of a University-level Degree Program
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) Exam Scores
  • I-20: Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa
  • Completed "Transfer Verification Form", if needed
  • International Applicant Fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17466 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17466 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14529 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14529 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8948 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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