The M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling  takes four semesters of full-time study to complete. Graduates qualify for national certification through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC; Rehabilitation Counseling track) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC; Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks). Additionally, students specifically prepare for mental health counselor licensure (Clinical Mental Health Counseling track) or drug/alcohol counselor certification (Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks) that are relevant to their future practices.

Employment Opportunities

The M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling prepares professional counselors to assist persons with physical, sensory, psychiatric, and intellectual disabilities — psychiatric disabilities in particular — and mental health conditions by coordinating resources and providing services in:

  • Psychological wellness
  • Employment
  • Independent living
  • Personal or economic development
  • Community mental health settings
  • Transistion and post-secondary education