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General Catalog 2023-2024 
    
General Catalog 2023-2024

Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling - Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Option, M.S.


Master of Science Degree Requirements

The Option in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) is a 60-unit program designed for individuals seeking advanced preparation for careers in serving individuals with disabilities in both private and public rehabilitation agencies and programs. This accredited option prepares culturally competent counselors using evidence-based and emerging best practices to work with a range of disabilities. The program has earned top rankings in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and is a national leader in hands-on, real world rehabilitation experience in California and beyond.

The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling option focuses on an integration of theory, skill and practice in counseling, specializing in working with persons with disabilities from diverse backgrounds. The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling option requires knowledge organized around core foundation courses, interpersonal growth experiences, diversity competency, advanced content and practice courses, and an intensive field experience placement. The CRC option qualifies students to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (C.R.C.) examination leading to a preeminent national credential. Students are also prepared to become a licensed professional counselor. The CRC option is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Program Requirements


Under the direction of a graduate advisor, each student develops and submits an individually designed program within the following framework:

Culminating Experience


Choose between

Total: 60 Units


Note: (1) REHAB 201 , REHAB 204  or REHAB 245 , REHAB 237 , and REHAB 238  must be completed with a grade of B or better. (2) Students meet the Graduate Writing Requirement by passing the writing component of REHAB 237  or COUN 206  or REHAB 238 . Please refer to the program’s Student Manual for additional information.

In order to graduate, the student must complete the graduate writing requirement, one clinical reviews, and all other specific degree requirements. In addition, the student must complete one of the following: (1) the comprehensive exam (may be met by passing the National Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam), (2) Project, or (3) Thesis. Students may take the comprehensive examination a total of three (3) times before being recommended for dismissal from the program.

In compliance with Federal Requirements for Posting Licensure and Certification Eligibility, please see the CSU Chancellor’s office. (https://www.calstate.edu/csu-system/about-the-csu/accreditation).