Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
San Diego State University

Program Details

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling is an online counseling degree from San Diego State University.  The goal of this program is to prepare students to be effective practitioners, administrators, and leaders in the Rehabilitation field.  You will learn how to empower others to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live more independently.  The curriculum develops knowledge and practice of counseling skills along with knowledge of disabilities and ways to demonstrate respect and sensitivity for those people.  Courses also teach students about technology that assists those with disabilities and about ways to match their needs with appropriate adaptations, equipment, and/or resources to expand employment and increase quality of life opportunities. 

This flexible curriculum features several options for specializing in specific areas of study, including:

  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Supported Employment and Transition Services
  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

San Diego State University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Interview, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Restricted States

District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, West Virginia, International, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands