UW-Stout's master's program is ranked among the Top 10 Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs in the U.S. by US News & World Report. According to our most recent employment report, 100% of our graduates were employed within six months of graduation. As a graduate, you will be eligible and prepared to take the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Graduates are also eligible to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in Wisconsin and may be eligible for similar credentials in other states.
- Designed for both experienced professionals and those new to the field
- Flexible class delivery allows for balancing school, work and personal life
- Program delivery entirely online
- $648 per graduate credit
This 60-credit master's program utilizes asynchronous online learning methods, which means that you can participate in weekly learning assignments at a time that is most convenient for you wherever there is an adequate internet connection. Training is provided in how to access course materials through the university’s course delivery system. Students communicate regularly with the instructor and classmates via online discussion forums, emails, virtual meetings and through other technologies. An initial 2-day orientation is required and will be conducted virtually.
The M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling program is especially effective for individuals who are currently working in the field of rehabilitation, or a related field, and wish to complete their graduate degree while remaining employed. Typically, two courses are completed each semester (including the summer session), allowing students to finish the degree in three years while maintaining their employment and/or other external obligations.
Individuals who are interested in rehabilitation and disability issues but have limited experience are also encouraged to apply. An accelerated two-year option may be considered for students who are not currently working full-time or have fewer external obligations.
Some courses will require field-based activities, such as community site visits and projects involving your local rehabilitation service offices and/or employers. You will also be required to arrange practicum and internship experiences in your home area, or wherever available, and can often be completed in your current place of employment.