Welcome to Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Program
Welcome to the Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Welcome to the Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Welcome to the Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC)

Welcome to ASU’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Rehabilitation Counseling is a systematic process in which persons with physical, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities are assisted in achieving their personal, career, and independent living goals in the most integrated settings possible through the application of the counseling process. The counseling process involves communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self-advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions.

Prospective rehabilitation counselors are expected to demonstrate emotional maturity, ethics and integrity, effective interpersonal skills, and genuine concern for others. Students should be receptive to constructive feedback, as well as personal and professional growth opportunities afforded through coursework, group labs, supervision, practicum, and internship experiences.

The specific techniques and modalities utilized within the rehabilitation counseling process may include, but not be limited to: assessment and appraisal; diagnosis and treatment planning; career counseling; individual and group counseling; treatment interventions focused on psychosocial adjustment to disability; case management and service coordination; consultation and access to rehabilitation technology; and interventions to remove environmental, employment and attitudinal barriers.

Our five semester curriculum (60 credit hours) prepares students to become competent rehabilitation counselors.The online program offers Asynchronous and Synchronous intensive coursework as well as practicum and internship experiences, where students are able to integrate the practical knowledge and clinical skills necessary for competent professional practice. For more extensive details on the program, you can view the student handbook by clicking the link below:

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistant appointments are available. For more information please contact Rehabilitation Studies Department at 334-229-8776. 

MRC Student Handbook 

MRC Practicum and Internship Manual  

MRC Annual Report 2022-2023



The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Program is currently accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), located at 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 350, Alexandria, VA  22314. CACREP’s telephone number is (703) 535-5990 and its web address is www.cacrep.org.

CACREP requires the Program to make to available to the public annual statements pertaining to program outcomes. Outcomes for Academic Years 2019-2020/2020-2021/ 2021-2022 are listed below:


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Number of Graduates




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Certification Examination Pass Rate

Less than 50%


Less than 50%


Less than 50%

Job Placement Rate of Students/Graduates



















Graduation Requirements, Tuition, & Fees

The requirements for graduation are published and available for viewing in the Graduate Catalogue. Tuition and fees are subject to change. Click here to Cost & Aid .

Progression, Retention, Graduation, Certification, & Credentialing Requirements

Graduates of the Program are eligible to sit for the certified rehabilitation counselor examination, administered by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). After successful completion of this exam, the graduate will be able to use the designation Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. 

Prospective students who are interested in viewing course syllabi can do so by contacting the Program Coordinator at 334.229.4865 or 334.229.8776.

Core Faculty:

Dr. Danita Stapleton 

Dr. Dothel Edwards

Dr. Mary Ann-Joseph

Dr. Angela Hall 


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