We offer a nationally recognized course of study that will lead to a rewarding career as a nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a variety of other counseling career paths.
Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Shining Their Light
Rehabilitation Counseling 2022
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, Office of Rehabilitation of RI
Rehabilitation Counseling professors are very understanding and truly work alongside their students.
All the professors were willing to work with students and design a program that would make them successful in the field. They provided their own counseling sessions when we were experiencing a difficult time. My cohort became a family and support system.
Rehabilitation Counseling 2014
Military and Veteran Affairs Leader, First Data Corporation
The online program offers a remarkable community of people who share goals and high standards.
"The professors know their craft and the administrators care deeply about your success. If you want to succeed, you will be supported every step of the way. There wasn’t a single course that didn’t relate directly to the population that I work with."
Rehabilitation Counseling 2019
Disability Specialist, Disability Resource Center, Northeastern University
I feel incredibly grateful for the education I received at Assumption.
I never felt like a number, but rather a valued member of the community. Assumption challenged me to think critically, serve faithfully, and develop a vocation filled with compassion and purpose. I feel confident and prepared to begin my professional career.
Rehabilitation Counseling 2019
Staff II Counselor, Family Continuity Programs
The 6-in-5 program was the best thing I could have ever done.
The 6-in-5 made the graduate school process so much easier, and was financially beneficial for me. I never thought I would end up at Assumption, and now I am in my fifth year, and I have enjoyed every moment of my time here.
Rehabilitation Counseling 2019
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Blackstone, Massachusetts
Assumption's Rehabilitation Counseling program challenges students to think outside of the box.
Through small, engaging classroom discussions; knowledgeable, experienced faculty; and internship opportunities in the program, I have grown tremendously as a student. The close-knit community at Assumption has made campus feel like home-away-from-home.
Rehabilitation Counseling Events
Rehabilitation Counseling Virtual Information Session
We invite you to learn more about our Rehabilitation Counseling program by participating in our virtual information session on Tuesday, April 4th, at 5:00 PM EST! You will have the opportunity to chat with the program director and admissions personnel throughout the webinar.
Susan M. Cahill
Nicholas J. Cioe, Ph.D.
Ryan Paskins, Ph.D
An Ideal Place to Learn
GRE not required
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
Graduate Admission Events and Ways to Connect With Us
We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs - either through a visit to campus, attending an information session or by scheduling a phone or virtual conversation with an admissions team member or one of our program directors.Learn More
Rehabilitation Counseling-specific Requirements
The Rehabilitation Counseling admissions committee reserves the right to request additional material in support of the candidate’s application.
In those cases where the applicant does not meet the requirement of 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA, the following applies: For those applicants with a 2.5 to 2.74 overall undergraduate GPA, acceptance may be given conditionally if other admissions criteria are met. For part-time students, the department will review the student's work at the completion of 4 courses and will make recommendations regarding the removal of the conditional status. For full-time students, such review will also occur after the completion of 4 courses. (Based on graduate policy as of this date, conditional status may be removed if the student achieves a grade of B or better in each of the courses taken).
- All documents, transcripts and other papers submitted for the admittance become property of the University and will not be returned.
- A student is not officially admitted or rejected until the Director of Graduate Enrollment has notified him/her. Applicants are notified of their status in writing.
- The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires that health science students must be immunized against measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and Hepatitis B.
General Graduate Studies Admissions Requirements
- Graduate Application
- Three Professional Letters of Recommendation
- Official Transcript(s)
- Personal Statement
- Current Resume
- TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English
Financial assistance in the form of scholarships and traineeships are offered to qualified students in the Rehabilitation Counseling program. The Rehabilitation Services Administration Scholarship is funded through a grant by the United States Department of Education/Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), and the Charles E. Soule Scholarship in Rehabilitation Counseling is funded by an endowment established by Unum Companies.
U.S. News Ranks Assumption’s Rehab Counseling Program among Best in Nation
Assumption’s graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling is one of the Best Graduate Schools for Health 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report. Previously ranked 48th, Assumption has now moved up to be among the top 40 Rehabilitation Counseling programs in the country.
Rehabilitation Counseling Program Awarded $1 Million Dept. of Education Grant
There exists a shortage of qualified individuals to serve individuals experiencing some form of disability. The University was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to provide tuition assistance to students enrolled or exploring this program. Are you interested in empowering those with physical, mental, developmental or emotional disabilities to pursue and achieve varying degrees of independence and dignity?
Rehabilitation Counseling Dual Degree Program
Apply as a high school senior into the dual degree program with one application and, if admitted, you will be enrolled in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. You'll also benefit from being considered for a $2,500 Dual Degree Scholarship (per year for your 4 undergraduate years) and a $1,000 Dual Degree Scholarship for every term you are enrolled at least part time in your graduate program at Assumption. Learn more about all of the University's dual degree offerings.
American and NATO Veteran Reintegration: The Trauma of Social Isolation and Cultural Chasms
Assumption Professor of Human Services Gary Senecal, Ph.D., has recently published a book, American and NATO Veteran Reintegration: The Trauma of Social Isolation and Cultural Chasms (Lexington Books) that examines mental health issues among former American service members.
Graduate Research Symposium
Assumption University Graduate School Annual Symposium showcases research, innovative projects, successful case study, and creative work of graduate students and recent alums from every graduate program. We offer all graduate students in every program an opportunity to present their excellent work on diverse topics.
Veterans at Assumption
Assumption University recognizes that servicemen and women have demonstrated great courage and made tremendous sacrifices in service to our nation and its people. The University has introduced a number of programs and services to assist veterans during the application process and while veterans are attending Assumption. We also have a lounge designated only for our veteran students. Assumption University is committed to maintaining recognition as a Military Friendly institution. We strive to eliminate barriers to success for our Service Members, Veterans, and their qualified dependents.
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