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Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, OR,
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 

                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  • Minimum required score:


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                  Academic Requirements

                  You need the following GPA score:

                  Required score: 3

                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                  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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                  Living costs for Monmouth

                  • 1549 - 2760 USD/month
                    Living Costs

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