Graduate

Rehabilitation Counseling

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

Program Tracks Available

On campus, Online


Admission Deadline

Fall (August start): July 1
Spring (January start): December 1
Summer: April 15


Degrees Offered

M.A., C.A.G.S.


Department

Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies

Program Contact

Susan M. Cahill

Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Schedule a Conversation
508-767-7365 Admissions House - Room 205

Nicholas Cioe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Rehab Counseling, Director of Rehabilitation Counseling, Coordinator of SMVF Program, Director of Transition Specialist
508-767-7063 Kennedy Building - Room 107c

John Landers

Academic Affairs Support Team
508-767-7430 Kennedy Hall - Room 107
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Program Curriculum

Faculty

Talia Simoncini

Rehabilitation Counseling 2019

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.
Aishea Henry

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.
Jacqueline Kendrick

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.
Rebecca Lauzon

Rehabilitation Counseling 2008
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, ACCEPT Education Collaborative

I constantly call upon the knowledge and experience gained at Assumption.

The learning experience was first-class. It’s an atmosphere in which amazing faculty and students function like a family that offers mutual support, collaboration, and career empowerment. That is a recipe for success!
Myra Terry

Rehabilitation Counseling 2012
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

It was the ideal graduate school experience—academically and professionally.

The program offers a supportive atmosphere focused on the student’s growth as a practicing counselor. Faculty possess decades of hands-on clinical expertise that I benefited from greatly. Through my internship, I gained direct experience working in vocational rehabilitation.
Justin McCarthy

Rehabilitation Counseling 2009
Substance Abuse Clinician, Community Health Link/UMass Memorial

The constant focus of ensuring students’ professional success and growth was most impressive.

"I felt like a person, not a number. Even after finishing the program, I have been able to count on faculty for generous advice and counsel. Like so many graduates of the program, I was employed by the organization with which I interned, as soon as I graduated."
Tiffany Daugherty

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."

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Talia Simoncini

Rehabilitation Counseling 2019

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.
Aishea Henry

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.
Jacqueline Kendrick

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.
Rebecca Lauzon

Rehabilitation Counseling 2008
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, ACCEPT Education Collaborative

I constantly call upon the knowledge and experience gained at Assumption.

The learning experience was first-class. It’s an atmosphere in which amazing faculty and students function like a family that offers mutual support, collaboration, and career empowerment. That is a recipe for success!
Myra Terry

Rehabilitation Counseling 2012
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

It was the ideal graduate school experience—academically and professionally.

The program offers a supportive atmosphere focused on the student’s growth as a practicing counselor. Faculty possess decades of hands-on clinical expertise that I benefited from greatly. Through my internship, I gained direct experience working in vocational rehabilitation.
Justin McCarthy

Rehabilitation Counseling 2009
Substance Abuse Clinician, Community Health Link/UMass Memorial

The constant focus of ensuring students’ professional success and growth was most impressive.

"I felt like a person, not a number. Even after finishing the program, I have been able to count on faculty for generous advice and counsel. Like so many graduates of the program, I was employed by the organization with which I interned, as soon as I graduated."
Tiffany Daugherty

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."
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Graduate Visit Opportunities

We invite you to learn more about our graduate programs - either through a visit to campus, or by scheduling a phone conversation with an admissions team member or one of our program directors. Contact us today to learn more!

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Admissions Requirements

Rehabilitation Counseling-specific Requirements

The Rehabilitation Counseling admissions committee reserves the right to request additional material in support of the candidate’s application.

Conditional Acceptance

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).

Application Information
  • All documents, transcripts and other papers submitted for the admittance become property of the College 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

  • Completed Application Dated & Signed
  • $30 Application Fee (waived for AC Alumni)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Resume
  • TOEFL or IELTS for applicants whose native language is not English
  • Interview
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Scholarship Opportunities

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.

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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.

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