M.A. On Campus

Rehabilitation Counseling

The University of Iowa

12 months
31254 USD/year
32887 USD/year
13939 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Rehabilitation Counseling is awarded by the Graduate College. It is a nonthesis degree program offered by The University of Iowa. 


About Rehabilitation Counseling at The University of Iowa

Our Rehabilitation Counseling MA program will prepare you to be a professional counselor and provide assistance with psychological wellness through flexible, consumer-oriented therapy to individuals experiencing various problems in living, including mental disorders and substance abuse.

Graduates of our program learn to integrate their counseling skills with the psychosocial, medical, vocational, and multicultural aspects of disability. They develop ethically sound case management skills that allow them to provide services that address employment, including career development and placement, independent living, including disability management, transition and vocational assessment and community integration.


The MA in Rehabilitation Counseling prepares professional counselors to assist persons with psychiatric disabilities with their psychological wellness, employment, independent living, and personal or economic development.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Making a Vocational-Educational Choice
  • Parenting and Family Life
  • Family Issues in Giftedness
  • Psychology of Food and Mood
  • Building Leadership and Success at Work
  • Psychology of Body Modification and Self-Image

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are accepted continuously for start in the fall semester.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants).
  • A statement of purpose, including a statement of your personal career objectives
  • A current resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile.
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31254 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31254 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    32887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32887 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13939 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13939 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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