M.Sc. On Campus Online Blended

Rehabilitation Counseling

Western Oregon University

24 months
15180 USD/year
15180 USD/year
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In the Rehabilitation Counseling program of the Western Oregon University you will receive training to provide individuals who are Deaf and/or have disabilities an opportunity to live fulfilling, productive, and independent lives.


The Rehabilitation Counseling program of the Western Oregon University emphasizes five major components:

  • 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 program offers two tracks:

  • Rehabilitation counseling (RC/MHC) track (2 years on campus): Graduates of this option provide counseling and consultative services to the general population of persons who have disabilities. Mental health counseling (MHC): Graduates of this track are also eligible to seek licensure as a licensed professional counselor in mental health settings.
  • Rehabilitation counseling for the deaf (RCD/MHCD) track (3 years online/hybrid): This is one of two deaf specialty programs in the United States. Students in this 

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the rehabilitation counseling related theories and policies.
  • Demonstrate competency in facilitating employment, independent living, community integration and personal adjustment for individuals who are deaf or have disabilities and come from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Show commitment to professional excellence and leadership through the practice of ethical behavior and integrity.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Counseling And Helping Relationships
  • Theory and Techniques of Counseling
  • Career Development Theories and Job Development and Placement Techniques
  • Research And Program Evaluation
  • Critique Analysis and Evidence Based Practice Research
  • Group Counseling and Group Work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 SCH


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed and signed application form and financial affidavit form.
  • $60 Application Fee + $80 International Express mailing fee.
  • A degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Financial documentation.
  • Photocopy of current passport ID page.
  • Official copy of English testing score report.
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative or higher GPA, or passing MAT/GRE.

Work experience

  • 2 years of working experience is preferred

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15180 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15180 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Monmouth

1549 - 2760 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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