Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
College of Professional Advancement
Empower others to achieve their potential as a rehabilitation counselor
Helping people with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities become self-sufficient citizens is central to rehabilitation counseling. Mercer University’s CACREP-accredited* Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling prepares graduates to help individuals become more independent through rehabilitation services.
Mercer’s program offers:
- A comprehensive curriculum with research opportunities
- A scholarship program for qualified students through the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) grant
- Relevant internship experience to apply classroom knowledge
- Preparation for Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) licensure exams
Students must also complete the National Counselor Examination (NCE), the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam (CRC), and postgraduate counseling experience for professional licensure.
In 2019, program graduates achieved a 95% first-time pass rate on the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE). Mercer students have also consistently averaged scores that are above the national average for other counseling programs.
Designed for busy and working adults
The M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling is offered at Mercer’s Atlanta campus, and some required courses are also available online. Classes meet one night per week, and students can enroll in January, May, or August. Courses are scheduled in 16-week semesters.
Students may pursue the degree on a part-time or full-time basis. Completion time is typically 30-42 months for a full-time student, though additional time may be necessary to satisfy clinical fieldwork.
Build a career helping persons with disabilities
Mercer’s clinical rehabilitation counseling program prepares graduates for counseling roles in a variety of settings including:
- Correctional Facilities
- Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
- Human Service Agencies
- Insurance Companies
- Juvenile Justice Systems
- Mental Health Agencies
- Private Practices
- Rehabilitation Hospitals
- Veterans Affairs
*The Clinical Rehabilitation Health Counseling program at Mercer University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Visit our Outcomes page to learn more.