Rehabilitation Counseling



Fully Accredited by the Council On Rehabilitation Education (CORE)

Small classes taught by full-time, award winning faculty

Students are eligible to sit for MO & IL licensing as an LPC and for national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor & National Certified Counselor

High employment rate for students at graduation

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About Rehabilitation Counseling

As a rehabilitation counselor, you will be committed to a holistic and strength-based approach to working with consumers with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. Our graduate students acquire sound knowledge to become a professional counselor and are employed in state, federal, and not-for-profit agencies. Employment for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 20%, which is faster than average employment growth for other occupations. Through 2022 there is a need for 48,000 more rehabilitation counselors.

Through coursework, practicum and internship placements, students integrate the critical knowledge and clinical skills necessary to be successful in a dynamic and changing health care environment.

Maryville’s Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program provides the educational preparation for Missouri licensing as a Professional Counselor (LPC), national certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and national certification as a National Certified counselor (NCC). As a student you may choose to add a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse or Music Therapy. For more information, contact Dr. Michael Kiener, Director of Rehabilitation Counseling and Services at 314.529.9443 or

Admission Requirements

For information on admissions requirements, visit our Admissions Requirements page.

Degree Offerings and Requirements

Early Access

Baccalaureate students who meet the requisite grade point average and coursework may be eligible for the bridge/early access program to the Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling program at Maryville. Please contact the Rehabilitation Counseling Director for more information.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

The C.A.G.S. program offers an advanced education in counseling to the person who has a counseling or related master’s degree. The intent of this certificate is to provide specific knowledge and skills relevant to rehabilitation counseling.

Additional coursework can be taken for professional counselors in Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse and Music Therapy. For more details on the C.A.G.S program, click here.

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