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Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling

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The Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling Program provides a strong foundation in the profession and practice of rehabilitation counseling. It offers opportunities to develop expertise in the areas of counseling, the social and psychological aspects of disability, the vocational rehabilitation process, case management, ethical practices, independent living, disability management, transition from school to work, vocational assessment, career development and employment strategies.

 

Mission

The mission of the Michigan State University Master of Arts (MA) Rehabilitation Counseling Program is to promote the effective delivery of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities by providing graduates who have demonstrated through academic achievement the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with physical, mental, and/or emotional needs.

Points of Distinction



The Highest Standards


Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report and accredited by CACREP


Accreditation


The master's degree program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


Exclusive Access to Assessment Library


Students in the MSU Rehabilitation Counseling programs have unprecedented access to assessment inventories and tools

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Objectives

The objectives of the Michigan State University Master of Arts (MA) Rehabilitation Counseling Program are to provide students with the opportunity to:

  1. Acquire a sound, basic education in rehabilitation;
  2. Develop the lifelong habit of updating skills and professionalism;
  3. Develop a commitment to assist individuals with disabilities in using their own resources and opportunities to meet their developmental, vocational, and educational needs;
  4. Nourish a commitment to individual human values;
  5. Exercise skills and competencies on a high ethical level and with personal integrity; and
  6. Maintain a critical, questioning, and exploratory attitude.
  7. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of the personal, social, vocational, and psychological needs of persons with disabilities.
  8. Develop a strong knowledge of disability and rehabilitation service related community, social, and environmental needs.

Bolder by Design: Career Success


Professional Licensure and Certification


Graduates are eligible to sit for the National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination and to apply for Limited Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Michigan.

100%


Employment rate after graduation in their field.

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Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies
College of Education
Michigan State University
620 Farm Lane Room 455
517-355-1838