Rehabilitation Counseling Program Information

Project-Based Learning

The master’s degree program in rehabilitation counseling is a 48-credit hour CACREP accredited program. Additional coursework can be taken by students interested in concentrations in marriage and family therapy, substance abuse and music therapy.

Upon completion of the program, students are well prepared for Missouri licensing as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and national certification as a Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).


The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) the through the end of academic year 2020/2021. CACREP is located at 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 510 Alexandria, VA 22314. Students are admitted into the program during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Program evaluation is conducted each semester using numerous procedures to assess student outcomes. There are three full-time faculty, two are tenured and one is on the tenure track. Over the past five academic semesters 29 students were enrolled in the program. Over the same time period 23 students graduated and 2 students left the program. Most students complete the program in 5-8 semesters and the average cost of the program is $31,824. The university has numerous scholarships that are available to students and the program has two scholarships specifically for rehabilitation counseling students. The employment rate for graduating students at six months is 90%. Students find employment with state vocational rehabilitation, non-for-profit community agencies, private for profit rehabilitation agencies, and the federal government. Graduates from Maryville’s Rehabilitation Counseling program are eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam and the National Counselor Exam (the licensure exam for Missouri). All graduates successfully complete a comprehensive oral exam and the pass rate for students taking the certified rehabilitation counselor exam is equal to the national average. Over the past five years, 41 students reported taking the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Exam and 38 reported passing the exam. For more information on Maryville’s enrollment and graduation numbers please see Maryville’s Planning Reference Guide.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University’s partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Department of Veterans Affairs, Youth in Need, St. Patrick Center, Crider Health System, State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education vocational Rehabilitation, Mers Goodwill, Alive, Mercy, Preferred Family Healthcare, Paraquad, State of Missouri Department of Social Services Family, Support Division, and Marygrove, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.