36 months
732 USD/credit 21960 USD/year
732 USD/credit 21960 USD/year
505 USD/credit 15150 USD/year
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The Counseling - Clinical Rehabilitation program from Portland State University prepares graduates to work in a wide variety of clinical mental health and rehabilitation settings with individuals who are psychologically and vocationally adjusting to the disability experience.

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The immersive Counseling - Clinical Rehabilitation program from Portland State University is organized around core foundation courses, an intensive on-campus practicum training clinic experience, interpersonal growth experiences, advanced theory and practice courses, and a culminating half-time field internship placement.

The program’s 90 graduate credits are designed to meet CACREP national accreditation standards for professional counselors and the academic degree requirements to become licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Oregon and other states.


The graduates are eligible to obtain both Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and the National Certified Counselor certifications as well as licensure as professional counselors. Our graduates are employed in public mental health agencies, public and private community counseling agencies, employee assistance programs, day treatment and inpatient hospital settings, private practice, group practice, community colleges, university settings, and public and private vocational rehabilitation agencies. Graduates are employed as counselors at various community mental health agencies and in private practice.

Graduates can:

  • Work as counselors in private practice or community agencies
  • Become clinical supervisors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Interventions 
  • Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling
  • Psychopharmacology and Mental Illness
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Medical Aspects of Disability
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
  • Case Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Program-specific application
  • Résumé: Applicants are asked to upload a resume on the ‘Employment’ tab that demonstrates their prior work and volunteer experience, as related to the field of counseling.
  • Statement of purpose: Directions can be found within the online application on the ‘Program materials’ tab
  • Two electronic recommendation forms (forms are provided within the application)
  • English Language Proficiency: Applicants who are non-native English speakers and who do not hold a degree from the U.S., Australia, English-speaking Canada, Great Britain, Ireland or New Zealand must submit valid proof of proficiency. Please visit the Graduate School to learn more about your options for proving proficiency.
  • Unofficial transcripts are accepted by the College of Education for the program application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    21960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 732 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    15150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 505 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 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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