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Rehabilitation Counseling

About the Program

Rehabilitation counselors provide services to adults with a broad range of disabilities to help them obtain gainful employment and take control of their lives.  Those who complete either the on-campus or distance program receive a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree (MRC) and are eligible to take the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination.

The USU Rehabilitation Counseling Master's Program is ranked #10 in the country by the US News & World Report  and is the highest ranked of any program at USU.

The master's program is 60 semester hours, including a practicum and internship. The average student will take 2.6 years to complete the program.  While the majority of coursework can be completed via distance, distance education students are required to attend two one-week summer courses on the USU campus in Logan, Utah. Students may begin the program in the fall or spring semester.  Student can choose to complete an MRC with a transition concentration. 

For those individuals currently working as rehabilitation counselors, the program provides a means of upgrading their education (Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification CRCC Category R and Category D). Rehabilitation counselors who have a master's degree in a related field may take specific courses in order to become eligible to take the CRC exam. These non-degree seeking students may register for courses on a space-available basis. The CRC professional certification is a legal requirement in some agencies and is becoming the professional standard for hiring and promotion.

Specialized programs in Transition Services (16 credits) and Competitive Integrated Employment for People with Significant Disabilities (16 credits) are also offered. 

Our mission

is to promote quality rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities through the education of rehabilitation counselors, provision of rehabilitation continuing education, and through research related to rehabilitation counseling.

Our objectives include:

  • Preparation of master's level rehabilitation counselors
  • Promotion of the Code of Professional Ethics
  • Advancement of the basic philosophical tenets of rehabilitation, including the value and worth of all individuals, a belief in human dignity, and the right of all persons to fully participate in society.


USU's Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) to provide graduate-level training in the field of rehabilitation counseling.

Counseling Program/Student Outcomes

  • Number of graduates in the past year (2017-2018 academic year): 13
  • Completion rate: 93%
  • Licensure or certification examination pass rate: 97%
  • Job placement rate of students/graduates: 95%