Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Western Oregon University

24 months
23238 USD/year
14025 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The RMHC program & degree are centered around training you to work with individuals who are Deaf and/or have other disabilities, helping them attain fulfilling, productive and independent lifestyles.


There are five major components emphasized through your coursework and practical experiences, including:

  • individual and group counseling theory and technique;
  • influence of career acquisition and personal independence on the daily lives of persons with disabilities;
  • social and psychological impact of disability on an individual and family;
  • federal, state, and private service delivery systems for persons with disabilities; and
  • self-awareness on the part of counselors-in-training.

The programme

Applicants must already hold a bachelor’s degree, and 2 years of work experience is preferred. This is a 2 year (81 – 90 credit) program that also requires a practical internship and the development of a professional portfolio project.  New cohorts begin each Fall Term, and courses are delivered in an on-campus format.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical and Functional Aspects in Rehabilitation 
  • Psychosocial and Environmental Aspects of Disability 
  • Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling 
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Internship 
  • Introduction to the Helping Profession 
  • Counseling Theory and Techniques 
  • Lifestyle and Career Development 
  • Professional Orientation to Rehabilitation Services and Resources 
  • Job Development, Placement, and Retention 
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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 signed application form and financial affidavit form.
  • $60 Application Fee + $80 International Express mailing fee.
  • Official transcripts from previous school(s).
  • Financial documentation
  • Photocopy of current passport ID page
  • Students from the People’s Republic of China must include a color copy of their Chinese citizenship ID card.
  • Official copy of English testing score report.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23238 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23238 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    14025 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14025 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
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