Our program is ranked as 4th best Rehabilitation Counseling Program in the U.S. by US News & World Report. Our program has excellent employment rates with 20% growth projected. As a graduate of this program, you will be eligible and prepared to take the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Graduates will also be eligible to apply for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential in Wisconsin and may be eligible for similar credentials in other states.
Multiple Delivery Methods
We have the unique advantage of offering students multiple delivery methods including both on-campus and online delivery. Choose the cohort that provides the delivery methods that meet your schedule and flexibility.
Combined Cohort (on-campus & online options)
- Two years, full-time participation (typically 4 courses per semester)
- Attend classes on-campus or online
- Live courses
- Evening class times reduces interference with daytime obligations
- No work experience required
- Combined cohort tuition based on residency — see Graduate Program full-tuition schedule
The combined cohort offers a more traditional college experience that allows the student to choose the delivery method. Most courses in the combined cohort are delivered live which means there is a specified time and day the class meets. Students have the flexibility to either be on-campus in the classroom or to join the class live via the internet during the specified class times. This allows students to receive live, face-to-face, dynamic instruction either by attending the physical classroom, or by connecting to the classroom in real time via the internet. Students who choose to attend online, can join class wherever they have adequate internet connection. Most courses are offered in the evening allowing students flexibility for other daytime obligations.
The combined cohort is designed for full-time students who want to complete their graduate degree in two years. Previous work experience in rehabilitation is not required for admission. Typically, four courses are offered each semester (including the summer session). This program offers 60 credits designed to prepare qualified professionals in the field of Rehabilitation Counseling.
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.
Online Cohort (online only)
- Three years, part-time (typically 2 courses per semester)
- Classes delivered entirely online
- Flexible class delivery allows for balancing school, work, and personal life
- Designed for professionals with work experience
- $623 per graduate credit — Online only cohort customized instruction tuition rate
The online cohort 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 e-mail and online discussion forums. An initial 2-day orientation is required and will be conducted virtually. This cohort’s program is delivered entirely online.
The online cohort is designed for individuals who are currently working in the field of rehabilitation or have prior employment experience working with individuals with disabilities and wish to complete their graduate degree on a part-time basis. Typically, two courses are offered each semester (including the summer session), allowing students to complete the online degree program in three years. The online cohort completes the same 60-credit curriculum and program requirements as the combined cohort.
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.