The NIU Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program is accepting applications for fall 2017. Complete applications are due by Feb 1, 2017. May and August 2017 graduates are
encouraged to apply!
What are some of the strengths of the MS in Rehabilitation Counseling at NIU?
95% employment rate within 6 months of graduation
100% pass rate on the national certification exam for the past two years (compared to the national average of 60-70%)
Program faculty who are actively engaged in the profession and strongly support student success
Affiliations with high-quality clinical sites including the Veteran’s Administration, State/Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs, and Private Rehabilitation Firms
The flexibility to complete the program in 2 years full-time or 3 years part-time
The opportunity to seek licensure as a professional counselor after graduation
The chance to be involved with faculty research, teaching, and service
The program boasts a contemporary curriculum that puts our graduates in high demand by employers
The program is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).
What is the demand for rehabilitation counselors?
The demand for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 19% through 2024.
Where are graduates employed?
Program graduates are employed in a variety of settings including state/federal vocational rehabilitation programs, the veteran’s administration, private rehabilitation firms, college/university
disability services, independent living centers, school-to-work transition programs, and vocational evaluation centers.
What are the admission requirements for the program?