M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Rehabilitation ​Counseling

University of Wisconsin Madison

24 months
25548 USD/year
25548 USD/year
12220 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The M.S. degree program in Clinical Rehabilitation ​Counseling at the University of Wisconsin Madison prepares rehabilitation counselors at the master’s degree level to serve adolescents and adults with disabilities in both private and public rehabilitation agencies and programs through counseling, assessment, job placement, case management, and advocacy.


The program’s mission centers on improving the quality of life and fostering inclusion for individuals with disabilities in community settings. The range of disabilities served by graduates includes physical and psychiatric disabilities, alcohol and drug abuse, traumatic brain injury and other neurological impairments, learning and intellectual disabilities, sensory disabilities, and aging.                                          

The program in Clinical Rehabilitation ​Counseling offered by the University of Wisconsin Madison places a strong emphasis on field experiences including three semesters of practical training in supervised placements in rehabilitation counseling settings. Students benefit from opportunities to take courses from faculty in both the rehabilitation counseling and counseling psychology programs to develop expertise in counseling skills, foundations psycho-social aspects of disability, assessment techniques, socio-cultural aspects of counseling, and career development, among other topics.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate mastery of the knowledge domains of the rehabilitation counseling profession including understanding the theoretical and historical foundations of the field of rehabilitation counseling and the ability to identify current best practices and challenges in the field. Specific knowledge domains are outlined by the rehabilitation counseling professional accrediting body, Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP).
  • Successfully apply the knowledge gained through course work to practical experiences in community rehabilitation settings.
  • Be prepared to enter professional positions in fields related to rehabilitation counseling including vocational rehabilitation, mental health counseling, advocacy, and support of individuals with disabilities.
  • Recognize and apply principles of ethical and professional conduct.
  • Meet learning outcomes related to CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs) standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Abnormal Behavior and Psychopathology 
  • Crisis/Trauma Counseling 
  • Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology Theories and Issues 
  • Family/Partners/Couples Counseling
  • Social/Cultural Foundations of Counseling 
  • Assessment of Adults with Disabilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Three Letters of Recommendation written by individuals who know you well and can speak of your work experience and/or academic accomplishments, as well as your potential for successful graduate work
  • A written essay (Statement of Purpose/Reasons for Graduate Study)
  • Graduate Record Examination and/or the Miller Analogies Test scores (only required for applicants to the PhD program)
  • All transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • A current resume/CV outlining your academic, volunteer, teaching, and/or research experiences
  • A writing sample of scholarly work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    25548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25548 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12220 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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