M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

24 months
27083 USD/year
27083 USD/year
14813 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was designed as a direct result of the expressed need for professionally trained rehabilitation counselors in the growing Rio Grande Valley, the state of Texas, and across the nation. 


The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling degree at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is offered by the School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling in the College of Health Affairs. The program focuses on an integration of theory, skill and practice in counseling, specializing in working with persons with disabilities. 

Key Features 

  • Students are prepared with the education needed to successfully function as a professional rehabilitation counselor and are required to complete a 100‐hour supervised practicum and a 600‐hour supervised internship to learn and practice the necessary skills to work as a professional counselor. 
  • The Master's degree is a minimum 60‐semester hour program. Students are required to pass a comprehensive examination before graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Ethics, Legal and Professional Issues in Clinical Rehabilitation
  • Case Management in Rehabilitation
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
  • Group Counseling in Rehabilitation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent in a related field. Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
  • Personal statement. Submission of a double‐spaced, two‐page, typed essay as to why you want to pursue a master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation counseling and become a counselor. Applicants must include educational and career goals, knowledge concerning cultural sensitivity and any pertinent personal characteristics deemed appropriate. Please include information about professional/work experience related to the field of rehabilitation and past interactions involving individuals with disabilities (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly).
  • One letter of recommendation from an employer and one letter of recommendation from a former professor.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    27083 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54167 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    27083 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54167 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14813 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29627 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Texas City

882 - 1634 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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