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 provide 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 April Cardiel or visit our office in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development - Room 156.
California State University, Fresno
Counselor Education and Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation Counseling Program, M.S.
The Rehabilitation Counseling Master of Science program had a regularly scheduled site review by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) on February 25-27, 2009. The program is fully accredited by CORE until 2017 when the program will be re-reviewed.
The program is a 60-unit program that admits approximately 50 students per year and takes an average of 5 semesters or 2.5 years to complete. Average cost to complete the program is $18,900 over a period of 2.5 years.
The Program was recently ranked 13th 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 six Federal RSA training grants that generate a total of $567,511 each year in student support in the form of tuition and scholarships. Recently the state of CA has passed statutory requirements for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Rehabilitation counseling students have taken additional units and met additional criteria toward this licensure.
Currently, the graduate programs have a total of 106 students. Admission rates have been steady over the past three years taking in 43 students in 2012-13, 31 students in 2011-12 and 58 students in 2010-11.
For the 2012-2013 academic year, a total of 35 students graduated from the program. In 2011-12, 21 students graduated and in 2010-2011, a total of 34 students completed the program. All students passed their clinical coursework (100%). Sixty-seven percent of students passed their Comprehensive Exam on their first attempt, 28% passed on their second attempt. Approximately 65% 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 disabilities achieve autonomy and independence.