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Dear Applicant:

We appreciate your interest in Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration (RCA) program located in the Rehabilitation Institute of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration are dynamic and growing fields, offering employment opportunities in both public and private sectors, serving individuals with varying disabilities.

The Master of Science Degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration prepare students to enter the field as professional rehabilitation counselors, administrators, and related professionals who are trained to do individual and group counseling, assessment and evaluation, vocational guidance, job placement, and case management of persons with varying disabilities. Our graduates have obtained positions in private rehabilitation, mental health clinics, community workshops, state rehabilitation agencies, mental health clinics, prisons, hospitals, substance abuse programs, hospice programs, and programs serving older adults. The Rehabilitation Counseling degree is nationally recognized as #6 in the United States and has been fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) Examination and are also eligible for licensure as professional counselors in Illinois. The Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation degree prepares students to become rehabilitation educators, clinicians, researchers, and administrators, in state and federal governments, large rehabilitation programs, universities, and private industry.

Below you will find links to the materials, application forms, and specific information you will need for applying to the Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration programs. The deadlines to apply to our programs are January 15 for fall and July 15 for spring applications. If you have any questions or should need any further assistance, please feel free to call Ian Ruark at the Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration office at (618) 453-8268.

Thomas Upton, Ph.D.
Professor and Coordinator
Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration Program

Application Instructions

New for Fall 2016:
Learn about qualifying for the High Achiever Tuition Rate for Graduate Students.