Program Overview

The online Master of Science in Vocational Rehabilitation / Rehabilitation Counseling is designed for individuals who are currently working in the field of rehabilitation or have prior employment experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Classes also require field based activities, such as community site visits and projects involving local rehabilitation service offices and/or employers. Practicum and internship experiences will be arranged in the student’s home area on an individualized basis.

Graduates will be eligible to take the National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: Mostly Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE)


    A minimum of two years related work experience is required. Current resume. Written statement. Three letters of reference. A bachelors degree required.

    All students are required to attend a 3-day intensive orientation to the online program prior to beginning their first semester of school.

    School Overview

    The University of Wisconsin-Stout was founded by Mr. James Huff Stout as a set of vocational training schools in Menomonie, beginning in 1891. The schools formed an independent institute in 1908 and then came under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of State Colleges in 1955. In 1971, Stout was designated by the Board of Regents as one of only two special mission universities in the UW System. Stout was to offer focused programs "related to professional careers in industry, technology, home economics, applied art and the helping professions." In March 2007, UW-Stout was designated "Wisconsin's Polytechnic University" by the UW System Board of Regents.

    UW-Stout offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and certificates from the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
    • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
    • College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Hospitality Leadership
    • School of Art and Design
    • Graduate School

    UW-Stout also offers an extensive array of online degrees and certificates through the department of Distance Education.


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