Welcome to the Rehabilitation Counseling Program!

We are a nationally ranked and accredited Master's-level program in Rehabilitation Counseling. Our vision revolves around "changing the face of human service," achieved by providing students with opportunities for exposure and training in practical, real life workings of rehabilitation.

We welcome your interest in our program. If you have any questions and/or would like additional information, please contact our program office or one of our advisors, Click here for advisor contact information. We also welcome you to visit our office in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development - Room 350.

Program in the News

California State University, Fresno

Counselor Education and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program, M.S.

Program Outcomes

The Rehabilitation Counseling Master of Science program at the CSU-Fresno had a regularly scheduled site review by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) www.core-rehab.org February 25-27, 2009. The program is fully accredited by CORE until 2018, however, the program is presently seeking accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The program is a 60-unit program that admits approximately 30 students per year and takes an average of 5 semesters or 2.5 years to complete.   Average cost to complete the program is $19,000 over a period of 2.5 years. 

The Program is ranked among the top 25 programs in the nation by the U.S. News and World Report.  Student outcomes are evaluated each year using field-site evaluation and learning objective rubrics as a part of the overall program evaluation. The Program has a total of one federal Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) training grant, which generates an average of $130,000 each year specifically for student support in the form of four (4) semesters of paid tuition and related expenses.  Recently, the state of CA passed statutory requirements for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Rehabilitation counseling students have taken additional units and met additional criteria toward this license.

Currently, the graduate programs have a total of 67 students. Admission rates have been steady over the past three years taking in 26 students in 2015-2016, 30 students in 2014-15, 20 students in 2013-14, and 42 students in 2012-13.

During the 2014-2015 academic year (AY), a total of 33 students graduated from the program.  In 2013-2014, 25 students graduated and in 2012-2013, a total of 35 students completed the program.  All students passed their clinical coursework (100%). In the 2014-2015 AY, 63% of students passed the comprehensive examination on the first attempt and 100% passed on their second attempt. Forty percent (40%) of last year's graduates completed the program with the Master's of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling and the Certified Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) credential. Approximately, 81% of graduates from the program find employment within six months of completion.

Rehabilitation counselors work in a variety of settings and perform a variety of roles. Graduates of the program have went on to work at locations such as Department of Rehabilitation, Independent living centers, Substance abuse agencies, as well as a variety of non-profit, for-profit and private practices aimed at helping persons with a wide range of disabilities achieve autonomy and independence.