Welcome to Master of Science Degree in Counseling, Option in Rehabilitation Counseling
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The Master of Science in Counseling, Option in Rehabilitation Counseling program at Cal State LA, prepares aspiring rehabilitation counselors for careers that assist people with disabilities to live fulfilling lives. The curriculum uses a holistic approach to address the medical, psychological, and social aspects of disability.
The program admits 36 students each fall for full-time graduate study and currently has two full time faculty and six adjunct faculty members. The 70-semester-unit program requires three years to complete, has a near perfect graduation rate, and prepares counseling professionals for a uniquely qualified scope of work. Many of our students have job offers prior to completing their graduate program. Graduates go on to work in a wide range of rehabilitation-related settings with competitive wages and opportunities for advancement.
The Master of Science in Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Research suggests CACREP graduates perform better on certification examinations, an important measure of student success. CACREP accreditation is the recognized training standard for counselors by the Institute of Medicine and the Veterans Administration, allowing our students access to competitive employment opportunities. CACREP-accredited curricula are consistent with state counselor licensure laws including California, affording a pathway for our students to licensure and portability of that license.
Master of Science Degree in Counseling, Option in Rehabilitation Counseling