What is the deadline for applying to the masters rehabilitation counseling program?
The deadline for applying to our masters rehabilitation counseling program for consideration for admission for the next academic year is February 15 each year.
What are the required materials for applying to the masters rehabilitation counseling program?
The required application materials for the masters rehabilitation counseling program are an MSU Graduate School Application, CEPSE Department Application, Statement of Interest/Goals, Resume, Official undergraduate degree program transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
How long does the MA Rehabilitation Counseling Program take to complete?
Our 48-credit hour MA Rehabilitation Counseling Program takes 2 ½ to 3 ½ years to complete depending on the pace of student course and credit hour completion.
Do I have to attend the program on a full-time basis?
No, many of our MA Rehabilitation Counseling Program students participate in the program on a part-time basis.
When are program classes scheduled?
All of our MA Rehabilitation Counseling courses are scheduled one time per week in a 3-hour block format.
Does the MA Rehabilitation Counseling Program include online courses?
Yes, our MA Rehabilitation Counseling Program includes multiple courses that are offered in full online format. In addition, many of our courses are offered in hybrid format and include portions of the course in-person on campus and portions that are completed via online technology. Further, all of our courses involve some aspect of technology to enhance the student learning experience.
Is there financial support available for MA Rehabilitation Counseling students?
Yes, our program offers partial financial support to some of our program students from funds out of our federal rehabilitation counseling training grant. In addition, we have funds available for paid internships with the Michigan Rehabilitation Services. Further, some students seek funding support in the form of student loans via the MSU Office of Financial Aid. Finally, students also seek support via College of Education and general university scholarships and assistantships.
Where do program graduates get jobs after receiving their degrees?
Our MA Rehabilitation Counseling Program graduates obtain employment in a wide variety of settings including state vocational rehabilitation agencies, mental health programs, public school districts, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, specialized programs for individuals with brain injuries, in the workers compensation arena, and in community-based rehabilitation programs.
For what credentials are MA Rehabilitation Counseling program eligible?
Our program graduates obtain a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University. Program graduates are eligible to sit for the exam for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor. Further, our individuals who complete our degree program are eligible for Licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Michigan.
Graduates are encouraged 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 during their final semester. For further information on licensure in the state of Michigan please contact:
Bureau of Occupational & professional Regulations
Board of Counseling - (517) 335-0918
When do applicants find out about program admission and begin the program?
Following the February 15 application deadline each year, program faculty review application files, interview select program applicants, and make admissions decisions. This process occurs during February and March each year. Students are admitted to begin the MA Rehabilitation Counseling program during the fall semester of the next MSU academic year.