Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
College of Professional Advancement
Empower others to achieve their potential as a clinical rehabilitation counselor
Clinical rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities become self-sufficient citizens. When you earn a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling from Mercer University, you will gain the knowledge and practical experience to help individuals with disabilities develop the skills to function effectively in society.
The CACREP-accredited master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation counseling offers a comprehensive curriculum and scholarship program for qualified students through the Rehabilitation Services (RSA) grant. Through research and fieldwork opportunities, you will graduate eligible to sit for the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Georgia and the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) licensure exams.
Clinical rehabilitation master’s degree students must also complete the National Counselor Examination (NCE), the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam (CRC), and postgraduate counseling experience for professional licensure.
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. Visit our outcomes page to learn more.
Format: On Campus, Part Time, Full Time • Start Terms: January, May, August • Course Length: 16 weeks • Completion Time: 30-42 months
Your Mercer M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program experience
Apply what you learn with clinical internship experience
As you progress in the master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation counseling program, you will apply the theories and knowledge from your classes to real-world settings. You will complete three clinical internship courses that will provide you with essential experience shadowing professionals and helping individuals with disabilities.
Eligible students may earn a scholarship for three semesters
As a student in the clinical rehabilitation counseling master’s degree program, you could qualify for a scholarship program through the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) grant. The RSA grant provides eligible clinical rehabilitation master’s degree students up to 100% tuition coverage up to nine credit hours for three semesters of enrollment in the program. View the RSA Grant page to learn more.
Explore M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling courses
The master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation counseling program curriculum provides you with the theory, skills, and cultural understanding to become an effective and adaptable clinical rehabilitation counselor.
The program is broken up into three areas: professional studies, content and related studies, and clinical practice. When you graduate with your clinical rehabilitation master’s degree, you will be able to create and implement ethical and effective strategies for working with individuals of all ages and disabilities to improve access to work, school, and daily activities.
Some of the courses you will take in the clinical rehabilitation master’s degree program include:
- RHAB 601 Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling
- RHAB 612 Medical Aspects of Disability
- COUN 604 Psychopathology and Diagnosis
- RHAB 606 Occupational Information and Job Placement
View Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program requirements.
How an M.S. in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling will impact your career
Jobs for rehabilitation counselors are expected to grow by 11% by 2031—much faster than average for all other occupations—according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation counseling program prepares graduates to fill these new roles in a variety of settings, including:
- Correctional facilities
- The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
- Human service agencies
- Insurance companies
- Juvenile justice systems
- Mental health agencies
- Private practices
- Rehabilitation hospitals
- Veterans affairs
Learn more about our Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program
- Program Requirements
- Course Descriptions
- Tuition and Aid
- Mercer University RSA Grant
- Meet the Faculty