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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.

Program in the News - The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Fresno State has been ranked 13th by U.S. News and World Reports

California State University, Fresno

Counselor Education and Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Counseling Program, M.S.

Program Outcomes

The Rehabilitation Counseling Master of Science program at the California State University, 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 2017 when the program will be re-reviewed.

The program is a 60-unit program that admits approximately 35 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 three Federal RSA training grants that generate a total of $300,936.00 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 101 students. Admission rates have been steady over the past three years taking in 26 students in 2013-14, 43 students in 2012-13, and 31 students in 2011-12.

For the 2013-2014 academic year, a total of 25 students graduated from the program. In 2012-13, 35 students graduated and in 2011-2012, a total of 21 students completed the program. All students passed their clinical coursework (100%). In 2012-13, 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.