Rehabilitation Counseling

Program Options


Masters (M.Ed./M.S.)*

Graduate Certificate in
Rehabilitation Leadership
and Management

*distance learning degree option


Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation,
and Counseling

The program provides the opportunity through elective course work to specialize in vocational evaluation and to sit for the Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE) examination. Specialization in other areas of rehabilitation counseling such as forensic rehabilitation, substance abuse counseling, and other topical areas may be obtained through the selection of appropriate elective courses in consultation with the student's major advisor. Graduates of the doctoral program are prepared for careers in research and instruction in higher education, or leadership roles in administration and policy-making at the state and national levels.

Distance Learning Option

Distance program offerings in Rehabilitation Counseling include the master’s degrees. Courses are primarily offered asynchronously via online. Contact the Program Coordinator for additional program specific information relating to technology, exam, software/hardware, and technical competence requirements.

Additional Distance Education Information

Program Distance Website

Accreditations and Distinctions

Auburn University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSOC) to award bachelor's, master's, educational specialist and doctor's degrees. The bachelor’s and master’s rehabilitation programs are accredited by the Council of Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The Rehabilitation Counseling program ranked No. 17 in the Health Disciplines category of U.S.News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools’’ survey of 2012.

Core Program Faculty

Rebecca Curtis

Dr. Nick Derzis

Jill Meyer

Dr. Rebecca Curtis
Associate Professor and
Program Coordinator
334.844.2091

Dr. Nick Derzis
Clinical Coordinator
334.844.2501

Dr. Jill Meyer
Assistant Professor
334.844.2109

Affiliate Faculty

Jamie Carney

Amanda Evans

Melanie Iarussi

Dr. Jamie Carney
Professor
334.844.2885

Dr. Amanda Evans
Assistant Professor
334.844.7695

Dr. Melanie Iarussi
Assistant Professor
334.844.2880

Randolph Pipes Chippewa Thomas

Dr. Randolph Pipes
Professor
334.844.2883

Dr. Chippewa Thomas
Associate Professor and
Director of Faculty Engagement
Office of the Vice President for
University Outreach

334.844.2895

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014

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