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About Rehabilitation Counseling

USU's Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). It is one of Utah State's highest ranked graduate programs, and according to U.S. News & World Report, its ranking is in the top 20 in its category. Rehabilitation counselors provide services to adults with a broad range of disabilities to help them obtain gainful employment and take control of their lives.

In addition to traditional on-campus courses, classes are offered through Internet-based distance education. Those who complete either the on-campus or distance program are eligible to take the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination, which USU students pass at a 94% rate on the first attempt, and almost 100 percent of graduates find employment as rehabilitation counselors.

 

The MRC degree is offered via distance education nationwide. Students participate in live classes at home through the internet. In addition to the online classes, students are required to travel to the Logan, UT campus during the summer semester to take three one-week courses.  

For online offering, please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state.

Students from any undergraduate background are welcome to apply.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on the GRE or MAT
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
  • Provide letter of intent

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors are employed in a variety of settings, including: 

  • Public sector
  • Community rehabilitation
  • University disability resource centers
  • Veteran's Administration
  • Independent living centers
  • Mental health centers
  • Addiction centers
  • Insurance agencies
  • Workers' compensation
  • Private practice
  • Litigation and forensic settings
  • Workforce services and other human resource centers

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.

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