Welcome to the Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program!

We are a nationally ranked and accredited Master's-level program in Rehabilitation and Mental Health 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 and Mental Health 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 when the program will be re-reviewed. The program is currently seeking accreditation through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The program is a 60-unit program that admits approximately 31 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 was recently ranked Top 25 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 two Federal RSA training grants that generate a total of $238,619 each year in student support in the form of tuition and scholarships.  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 licensure.

Currently, the graduate programs have a total of 85 students.  Admission rates have been steady over the past three years taking in 30 students in 2014-15, 20 students in 2013-14, and 42students in 2012-13.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, a total of 33 students graduated from the program.  In 2013-14, 25 students graduated and in 2012-2013, a total of 35 students completed the program.  All students passed their clinical coursework (100%).  In 2013-14, 73% percent of students passed their Comprehensive Exam on their first attempt, 25% passed on their second attempt.  Approximately 76% 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.