What does it cost?
Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate coursework must be completed

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.

The clinical rehabilitation counseling program is an on-campus learning experience that prepares students to help people with cognitive, physical, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities from all cultures, races and backgrounds.

Rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities to become more independent, increase their access to education and employment and ensure they are respected members of society.

This program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education; it was accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs in 2017.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.

The clinical rehabilitation counseling program is an on-campus learning experience that prepares students to help people with cognitive, physical, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities from all cultures, races and backgrounds.

Rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities to become more independent, increase their access to education and employment and ensure they are respected members of society.

This program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education; it was accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs in 2017.

What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

How long will it take?

Minimum of 60 semester hours of graduate coursework must be completed

Where can I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines
View Admissions Requirements

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: Does Not Admit
  • Summer: Does Not Admit

Program Highlights

The clinical rehabilitation counseling program has received two federal grants to support students. These grants provide full in-state tuition (some out-of-state tuition waivers are available) and stipends for students committed to working with people with mental illness/psychiatric disorders and other disabilities. To apply, indicate your interest in the RSA Scholars program in your application essay and explain why you would be a good candidate for one of these scholarships.

Careers

The clinical rehabilitation counseling program trains students in the basic and advanced counseling, advocacy and technical skills they need to assist people with disabilities. Students complete 700 hours of supervised field work experience in a wide range of agencies and settings throughout the metro-Atlanta area. Graduates of our program are eligible to become certified rehabilitation counselors. In addition, they meet the educational requirements necessary to become licensed professional counselors in Georgia. Our students have a 100 percent pass rate on the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling certification exam, well above the national average, and our program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education through 2019.

Our 2018 graduates had a 100 percent employment placement rate and work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Center for Leadership in Disability
  • Clinic for Education, Treatment and Prevention of Addiction, Inc.
  • Counselor Tools For Life
  • Associated Counseling and Evaluation Services
  • Breakthrough House
  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Cobb County Community Services Board
  • Cobb/Douglas County Community Services Board
  • Community Alliance
  • Community Friendship
  • Council of Volunteer Administrators of Metropolitan Atlanta
  • DeKalb Community Services Board
  • Family Insight
  • Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
  • Georgia Department of Corrections
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Grady Hospital
  • Hartford Insurance Company
  • Hirsch Academy
  • Intown Psychological Services
  • Associate Professional Counselor Jewish Vocational Service
  • Renaissance Counseling Services
  • Shepherd Center

Program Details

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the clinical rehabilitation counseling program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Goals statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Three letters of recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official transcript: Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

GRE scores: Use institution code 5251; scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Program of Study

Professional Studies (6)
Required (6):

  • CPS 7340 Social/Cultural Issues in Counseling and Psychological Services (3)
  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)

Major (42)
Required (42):

  • CPS 6010 Professional Identity and Ethics in Mental Health Counseling (3)
  • CPS 6050 Introduction to Professional Identity, Practice, and Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors (3)
  • CPS 6410 Basic Counseling Skills (3)
  • CPS 6450 Group Counseling Systems (3)
  • CPS 7260 Counseling Systems and Interventions (3)
  • CPS 7300 Career Theory, Assessment, and Intervention (3)
  • CPS 7450 Educational and Psychological Appraisal (3)
  • CPS 7500 Individual and Family Over the Life Span (3)
  • CPS 8100 Psychobehavioral Diagnosis (3)
  • CPS 8320 Rehabilitation Counseling Placement and Case Management (3)
  • CPS 8410 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability I (3)
  • CPS 8430 Advanced Counseling Skills (3) or another appropriate course may be substituted with the approval of the student’s advisor/program coordinator
  • CPS 8460 Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction (3)
  • CPS 8470 Crisis Intervention (3)

Applied Practice Sequence (9)
Required (9):

  • CPS 7663 Applied Practice I: Rehabilitation Counseling (3)
  • CPS 7683 Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling (6)

Elective (3)
A list of approved electives for the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s degree is available in each student’s handbook.

Program total: Minimum of 60 semester hours

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, including assistantships and fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.

Fellowships

The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

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Student Resources

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Additional information

campus

Atlanta Campus

Contacts

Program Coordinator
Dennis D. Gilbride, Ph.D.
dgilbride@gsu.edu
404-413-8200

Counseling and Psychological Services
cpsadmissions@gsu.edu
404-413-8200

Mailing Address & Office Location
College of Education & Human Development, Suite 950
30 Pryor St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

The information shared here is intended to provide an overview of Georgia State University’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more please refer to the university catalogs.