Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion (M.A.)

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. To qualify for admission, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, adequate preparation and the ability to pursue graduate study in the area of rehabilitation counseling. Regular admission may be recommended with a grade point average of 3.0 or above for undergraduate coursework. Detailed information on admission can be obtained from the counseling program area.


The Master of Arts degree in this discipline requires the completion of a minimum fifty-five credits. Course requirements include:

RCI 7120Assessment for Counselors and Rehabilitation3
RCI 7150Rehabilitation Counseling Professional Roles3
RCI 7410Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling3
RCI 7420Medical Aspects of Disability3
RCI 7430Counseling Practicum 14
RCI 7450Employment for Persons with Disabilities3
RCI 7460Counseling Internship 21-6
RCI 7470Family and Community Support for Inclusion3
RCI 7480Psychosocial Aspects of Disability3
RCI 7510Special Topics in Rehabilitation Counseling1-3
CED 6080Theories of Counseling3
CED 7000Introduction to Group Work2
CED 7010Group Counseling Participation2
CED 7040Techniques of Counseling4
CED 7080Career Development and Counseling3
CED 7730Cultural and Diversity Issues in Mental Health Treatment Research3
EDP 7490Psychological Evaluation I1-3
EER 7640Fundamentals of Quantitative Research3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project 33

 All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees. All Plans of Work are developed in consultation with the student's assigned advisor.

The above outlines of recommended minimum degree program requirements are consistent the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE), the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) and the state of Michigan licensure requirements.