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Rehabilitation Counseling, MRC

Help Adults Take Control of Their Lives

For many adults, they find themselves in situations that make it difficult to gain employment and change their circumstances. Whatever situation someone finds themself in, you can help them. The goal of USU's master's in rehabilitation counseling is to help people improve their lives. Rehabilitation counselors are both allied health professionals and general counselors, assisting people with disabilities, as well as their families.

Degree at a Glance

Yearly Start Dates
Industry Relevant Courses
Online Curriculum**
Student to Professor Ratio
Estimated Annual Tuition*

*This estimation reflects three semesters of tuition and fees for in-state part-time resident students using the 2022-2023 Tuition & Fee schedule. Final tuition and fees may vary on a case by case basis. Please contact the Utah State University registrar’s department, or see the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for full information regarding tuition and fees.

**Students must attend two one-week seminars on-campus in Logan during summer semester. Students can attend two consecutive weeks or attend one week over the course of two summer semesters.

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Career Outlook for Graduates

As a rehabilitation counselor, you have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas, such as the public sector, university disability resource centers, mental health centers, addiction centers, insurance agencies, and more.

Median Pay*

  • Rehabilitation Counselor – $35,630

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Why Earn a Rehabilitation Counseling Degree from USU Online

USU Online faculty in the Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling department are dedicated helping you understand all concepts so you are prepared for the workforce. The faculty have real-world experience that will prepare you to face the majority of situations you will face once you graduate. The online format is flexible, giving you the space and time you need to complete your coursework.

Resources for Online Students

For online students based in Utah, resources such as local support, study spaces, BlueZone WiFi, and testing services, are available at the statewide campus nearest to them. Students both in-state and out-of-state have access to virtual services provided from various organizations and offices based at Logan main campus. See our Student Resources page for more information.

Out-of-State and International Student Disclaimer
Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah State University (USU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
International students studying at USU on the F-1 or J-1 visa must have the majority of their classes each semester be face-to-face in order to meet the physical presence requirement to maintain their visa status. Students on the F-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan or USU Eastern campuses. Students on the J-1 visa must enroll in classes at the Logan campus.

The First Step is a Conversation. Talk to Kris.

Kristine Wengreen

Kris Wengreen
Rehabilitation Counseling Advisor
(435) 797-3246