Program Overview

The University of Kentucky (UK) offers an online Master’s of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The completely online environment of this course offers students increased flexibility and convenience of attending class during their free time. This program is the oldest Rehabilitation Counseling program in the nation and is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

This program is a part of the Department of Early Childhood Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. UK offers the program at the master’s and doctoral levels. Students will have the opportunity to tailor their degree to meet their interests and needs. The Rehabilitation Counseling program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to become professional rehabilitation counselors. Graduates should be able to help persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive and emotional disabilities to reach their personal, career and independent goals and potentials. The main goal of the program is to assist in improving the quality of life of patients with whom students will come in contact.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: Yes

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)


    An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and 3.00 on all graduate work is required of degree-seeking students. Letters of reference. Official transcripts. 

    School Overview

    University of Kentucky is a four-year public school located in Lexington, Kentucky. UK was founded by John Bowman in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. The school is the largest college/university in the state of Kentucky with 28,094 students as of Fall 2011. UK’s campus is about 80 miles south of Cincinnati and 200 miles northeast of Nashville. The campus lies on over 800 acres and has 15 libraries in that area. The campus is divided roughly into three parts: the North campus, the Central campus, and the South campus.

    University of Kentucky offers bachelor’s degrees, certificates, master’s degrees, and doctor’s degrees. Students are divided into 16 colleges, a graduate school, and hundreds of degree programs. 


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