Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling M.Ed.

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Would you like to work with youth and adults with disabilities? Our program can prepare you to be a rehabilitation counselor. Our graduates work in  state and federal vocational rehabilitation programs. You could also work in non-profit community rehabilitation programs.

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Degree Overview

We offer an online option for this program.

Coursework — 60 hours

  • M.Ed. degree (non-thesis option — 60 semester hours + a written Certified Rehabilitation Counselor examination administered by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification + completion of Comprehensive Portfolio in Tevera.
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Practicum Course — 3 hours

  • 100 clock hours counseling practice

Clinical Practice or Internship — 9 hours

  • 600 clock hours practical work
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Application Deadline

  • Priority deadline for Fall enrollment: February 28th
  • On campus and distance cohorts will be enrolled to begin fall semester only
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all available spots are filled

Application Requirements

For the admission process, you will need to provide the following:

  • All official transcripts
  • 3 reference forms
  • TOEFL report (for international students)
  • Statement of intent
  • Cultural Statement
  • Writing sample required
  • Interviews are required
  • Graduate School application and payment
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The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program is CACREP accredited.

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Program Highlights

  • 6 new students admitted into the program
  • 11 students received RSA scholarships
  • 100% of students successfully passed the comprehensive program evaluation
  • 92% of students graduated in summer 2021
  • 25 new students admitted into the program
  • 8 students received RSA scholarships
  • 100% of students successfully passed the comprehensive program evaluation
  • 2 students graduated
  • 94% of students graduated in summer 2019
  • 100% of students successfully passed the comprehensive program evaluation
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Cost & Financial Support


Tuition & Cost

Rehabilitation Service Administration Long-Term Training Grant

Auburn University received a Rehabilitation Service Administration (RSA) Long-Term Training grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Awarded scholars will be provided with one year of funding (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters during the first year or second year of the program. Up to 11 scholarships will be available to fund students each year.The RSA scholarships cover tuition and tuition related costs. Scholarships do not cover all costs of attendance at Auburn University. RSA Scholarship funding has eligibility criteria and is a separate competitive application process. Students must apply and be accepted to the Master of Education in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program at Auburn University. They must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and be in good standing with all other program requirements (e.g., Residency Training). A scholarship application is required, in addition to transcripts and letters of recommendation. Scholarships will be awarded to the most competitive applicants.

RSA scholars must complete their required 600-hour internship at a state vocational rehabilitation agency. Also, they must be in good standing with the program and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to remain eligible.

RSA expects two years of payback working in qualified employment for every year of funding a scholar accepts. If RSA scholars receive one year of funding at Auburn University, they must work as a rehabilitation counselor in qualified employment for two years to satisfy their obligation to RSA.

Please contact Dr. Jill Meyer if you have any questions about scholarships.

Rehabilitation Service Administration Innovative Training Grant (Vocational Evaluation and Forensic Certificate Program)

Our program also provides RSA funding for the Vocational Evaluation Forensic Certificate (VEFC) Program. Those who are applying to our Master’s program can also apply for this certificate program. Inquiries can be sent to You can also visit the program website for more information about the certificate program.

Financial Support

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Information for Current Students

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