Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling

About: 

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program prepares its graduates to be professional practitioners in a variety of community settings and institutions: hospitals, schools, rehabilitation agencies, career planning centers, employee assistance programs, clinics, residential treatment facilities, and other mental health agencies. It is a 60 credit master's which prepares students to meet the academic requirements for licensure in the state of Massachusetts and achieve national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

The rehabilitation counseling curriculum is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). In addition, scholarships may be available through the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) that funds tuition and fees and provides a small stipend.

The program operates on a cohort model whereby all participants complete the same program of study. Two weeks of on campus study is required during the first summer of the program to complete two required clinical courses. They are generally taught in the middle of July. The remaining coursework is online. The sessions are held at a site in Massachusetts and housing is available at a reasonable rate (Housing information will be provided by the program upon request).

The remaining courses are delivered entirely online and follow the semester calendar. Participants must follow the program of study exactly.

Program Highlights:

  • First - Rate Faculty
  • Prepares students for licensure through the MA Board of Allied Health Professions
  • Prepares students to achieve national certification as a CRC

Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now to the right.

Sample a Course

RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ARKANSAS, MARYLAND, AND MINNESOTA:
The University of Massachusetts Boston is currently not accepting students for online study who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Maryland, or Minnesota, due to regulations in those states. Please contact your state's Board of Education for details. Click here for information on distance education authorization in other states.

Tuition/Fees: 

Registration is administered through College of Advancing and Professional Studies at UMass Boston. Payment is due upon registration. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount
Fee per credit $575
Returned Check Fee per semester** $28
Total for course*** $1,725 (575 x 3 credits = 1725)

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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled

** applicable when checks returned unpaid

*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course

Accreditation: 

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Program is accredited by CORE (Council on Rehab Education) and prepares students for licensure as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a national certification. The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Did you know?

University of Massachusetts has earned several awards for its distance learning programs, faculty and technology including:

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell’s B.S. in Information Technology Ranked Among Top Affordable Online IT Degrees by Get Educated in 2011
  • UMass Ranked Among Top 10 Best Colleges in Online Education in Communication & Public Relations Degrees, 2011 by The Best Colleges
  • UMass ranks 19th highest-rated university in the world by the Times of London.
  • UMass ranked 56th in the Times of London's Top 200
  • UMassOnline, UMass Boston President's Special Achievement Award, Valerie C. Haven, Sloan-C 2010 Awards
  • University of Massachusetts Ranked Among Top 28 Best Value in Online Education for Human Services & Psychology Professionals, 2009 by Get Educated
  • Ranked Top 10 Online Degrees Colleges- September 2009 (Online Degree Reviews.com)
  • UMassOnline Awarded Public Sector of the Year by Mass Technology Leadership Council , 2008
  • Most Outstanding Online Teaching and Learning Program, UMass Lowell's Online Graduate Behavioral Intervention in Autism Program, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 'Excellence in Online Teaching' Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
  • 21st Century Best Practices Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
  • Program of Excellence, University Continuing Education Association (UCEA)-Journalism Certificate
  • Excellence in Faculty Development, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Programming, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • Excellence in Online Teaching, Sloan-C Excellence Awards
  • UMass Amherst Isenberg MBA, Top 10 national rankings, #4 Best Professors (2005, 2006, 2007 Princeton Review: Best Business Schools rankings)
  • 4th in Primary Care Education, U.S. World Reports
  • Excellence in Distance Teaching Education
Admissions: 

The Counseling program will recommend admission for applicants who present evidence of their ability to complete a graduate course of studies with distinctions. Such evidence will normally include: 1) a Bachelor's degree from institutions of recognized standing, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, 2) a minimum of five social science courses, 3) at least one year of paid or volunteer work in a mental health or equivalent setting is recommended, and 4) a Miller's Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, and Rehabilitation Counseling. A test score is not required if the applicant holds a graduate degree from a US accredited institution. An applicant who holds a graduate degree and received only pass-fail grades in graduate study, must provide test scores.
 

Admission is competitive - Apply early! Here's how…

  • Please email Molly Tschopp to notify her that you are applying to the program; this way she can monitor the application process.
  • A completed Graduate Application form (pdf).
  • An official transcript from each institution attended (both graduate and undergraduate).
  • Undergraduate transcript with at least a 3.0 cumulative average.
  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to U.S. bachelor's degree (a 3-year bachelor's degree plus a two-year master's is also accepted or students can complete additional undergraduate courses).
  • A minimum of five undergraduate social science courses.
  • Submission of Test Scores: Applicants must submit a test score for either the Millers Analogy Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) unless the applicant already holds a graduate degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • International students must submit scores for the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Three strong letters of recommendation indicating the applicant's ability to work well with others.
  • A two-part statement of interests and intent. The first part (300 words) gives a student's reasons for wishing to pursue graduate study; the second part (at least 1,200 words) describes a student's interests and discusses the kind of work s/he would like do to in the intended field.
  • At least one year of paid or volunteer work in a mental health or equivalent setting is recommended.
  • For more details on admissions requirements, please refer to the instructions in the application.

This Program only admits for Summer only

Summer

Feb 1 with applications reviewed on space available basis until April 1.
 

 

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with your program manager or advisor to determine your eligibility. Generally, if you are matriculated in a degree program and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester, you may qualify for financial aid. Please review our Financial Aid Checklist below.

  1. Fill out the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is important to list the University of Massachusetts Boston school code number 002222.
  2. Next, download your required Financial Aid Forms here.
  3. Check your financial aid status using WISER.
  4. For more information or if you have further questions, please contact Financial Aid Services at 617.287.6300 or at finaid@umb.edu

Contact:

For more information or if you have further questions, please contact Financial Aid Services at 617.287.6300 or at finaid@umb.edu.

Request Information

Contact: 
Sheila Fesko
Phone: 
617-287-4365
Campus: 
Boston
Level: 
Graduate
Type: 
Master's Degree
Credits: 
60
Tuition Per Credit: 
$575
Format: 
Online
Subject: 
Counseling
Psychology
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