Master of Arts Rehabilitation Counseling

South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
Master's Degree
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Entry Requirements

Persons desiring admission to the Rehabilitation Counseling Program must:

  1. meet all requirements for full admission to the School of Graduate studies
  2. complete a Rehabilitation Counseling Program application, which includes a writing sample
  3. successfully pass an interview conducted by the program’s Admission and Retention Committee
  4. Must have a 2.8 cumulative undergraduate GPA. 

While applicants with prior training and/or experience in the Human Services are preferred, others will be considered. In order to meet the requirements of the program’s accrediting agencies, it is sometimes necessary to restrict admission to the program for a given semester. To complete the program successfully, in addition to the School of Graduate Studies requirements, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or better in the Subject Matter courses (Section II below) and report a grade of B or better in each of the practicum and internships courses.


Professional Courses (MA)

  • ED 500 Introduction to Data Analysis 
  • ED 501 Understanding Educational Research 
  • ED 503 Human Growth and Development 
  • CED 514 Counseling Theories and Techniques 
  • CED 525 Cultural Considerations in Counseling 
  • CED 543 Group Dynamics, Techniques, and Procedures II. 

Subject Matter Courses

  • EDRC 529 Pre-Practicum and Professional Ethics 
  • EDRC 530-01 Practicum in Rehabilitation 
  • EDRC 530-02 Practicum in Rehabilitation 
  • EDRC 530-03 Practicum in Rehabilitation 
  • EDRC 531 Introduction to Rehabilitation Services 
  • EDRC 533 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability 
  • EDRC 534 Assessment in Rehabilitation 
  • EDRC 535 Vocational Placement in Rehabilitation 
  • EDRC 538 Case Management and Recording III

Required Electives

A minimum of three courses (nine hours) is to be selected in consultation with student’s advisor and approved by the director.

  • EDRC 536 Internship in Rehabilitation

Exit Requirement Subject-Matter Examination

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