Summer semester: Online Graduate Students on Campus June 22-26

The summer semester for the 26 students enrolled in the 16-course (50-credit) online master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling at Assumption is short, but intensive. Graduate students in the College’s only fully online degree program will have a campus to call their own when they come to the Living Learning Center from California, Texas and Oregon, among other states to take two classes from June 22 through June 26.

“We offer classes on campus during the summer semester that cannot be taught as effectively online – practicum in rehabilitation counseling, for example,” said Lee Pearson, director of graduate programs for Assumption’s Institute for Social and Rehabilitation Services.

Each summer, the online graduate students, most working professionals, have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with each other and their professors during the five-day summer semester, during which they choose two of the four courses offered. Most of the students are working in social services or rehabilitation counseling, or are looking to enter the rehab counseling field.

Assumption’s online master’s degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling is considered one of the top 10 in the nation. In fact, there is a waiting list to enroll. It is the only online master’s degree program offered by a top-ranked rehabilitation counseling graduate program in the Northeast. The 50-credit online degree program can be completed over eight semesters in less than three years. Upon completion, students are awarded a master of arts degree in rehabilitation counseling and are eligible to sit for the CRC (certified rehabilitation counselor) exam.

For more information, please contact Lee Pearson at or 508.767.7063.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews