Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
University at Buffalo

Program Details

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University at Buffalo is an online counseling degree program for those interested in rehabilitative counseling careers.  This program prepares students to provide psychological, social, and vocational rehabilitation services to those with physical, mental, psychiatric, cognitive, or sensory disabilities at various stages in life.  The goal is to work with other specialists to help those with disabilities move toward living life as fully and independently as possible.  Graduates will work is diverse areas, including vocational settings, work incentive programs, supported employment programs, community rehabilitation programs, and Native American rehabilitation programs, as well as with addiction programs, correctional institutions, and in private practice.  The knowledge and skills learned can be applied to a wide variety of settings and populations.  Courses may include:

  • Rehabilitation Foundations
  • Foundations of Counseling Theory
  • Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disability
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Tests and Measurement

All students are required to take the CRC examination during their final year.


  • Two recommendation letters
  • Transcripts
  • Statement of purpose
  • A bachelor's degree

Special Accreditation

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

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education