The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is a two-year graduate program housed within the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology. Our mission is to improve individual and community mental health and rehabilitation outcomes through the clinical education and training of outstanding professional counselors. Our program integrates counseling, clinical services, research, and advocacy with a strengths-based, empowerment focus.
|60 credits (full or part-time)|
|2 years (5 terms including 1 summer term if enrolled full-time starting fall 2019)|
|Program starts fall term only|
One summer term is reserved for practicum. See curriculum for more information.
This program prepares students to practice the profession of rehabilitation and mental health counseling and is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP) through October 2023. The curriculum includes courses on rehabilitation research, foundations of rehabilitation and mental health counseling, individual and group counseling services, medical and psycho-social aspects of disability, case conceptualization and treatment planning, case management, vocational and career development, assessment and diagnosis, job development and placement, rehabilitation science and assistive technology and disability studies.
Graduates meet eligibility criteria for national certification in rehabilitation counseling (i.e., certified rehabilitation counselor, CRC) and the educational requirements for licensure as a professional counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania.