Rehabilitation of the Blind

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

M.A. On Campus
12 months
14648 USD/year
14648 USD/year
6524 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Welcome to the website of the Rehabilitation of the Blind Master of Arts degree and the Graduate Certificate in Orientation and Mobility at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock! 


The Masters and Graduate Certificate programs teach a reliable system for establishing and maintaining awareness of one’s position in the environment (orientation) and fostering freedom and spontaneity of movement (mobility). 

These Rehabilitation of the Blind programs from University of Arkansas at Little Rock educate future specialists on how to teach blind and low-vision persons to overcome the severe problems of mobility by teaching them to travel safely, efficiently, and confidently.


Why Choose a Career in Rehabilitation for the Blind and Orientation and Mobility?

  • If you like to work one-on-one with individuals, if you are a self-starter and persevere in all that you do, if you are logical in your thinking, if you are able to go where the jobs are located, then a rehabilitation career in Orientation and Mobility might just be the career option for you! Rehab O&M Specialists are not typical teachers. 
  • They are part teacher, counselor, therapist and coach. They like to work outdoors as well as indoors and various weather conditions do not bother them. They are in good physical health and they can access transportation to take their clients to various travel environments for training purposes.

Programme Structure

  • Sequential instruction in sensory and movement skills is based on a thorough evaluation of needs and abilities related to the functional use of the existing senses and requirements of a prosthetic travel aid. 
  • Instruction is provided in the use of adaptive equipment such as long canes, telescopes, and electronic travel and orientation aids. 
  • Specialists also teach consumers with dog guides relevant orientation skills to use with their dog guides.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed and submitted admission application materials to the UALR Graduate School.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • GPA: Overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • 500 word essay on why you are interested in the field of blindness.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14648 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    14648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14648 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    6524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6524 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Rehabilitation of the Blind
University of Arkansas at Little Rock


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