The Rehabilitation Psychology Division offers an M.S. degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education, and a Ph.D. in combined Clinical/Rehabilitation Psychology. The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling program is to prepare master's degree students to perform a vital role as counselors in the vocational, educational, and personal adjustment of persons with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. The objectives of the program are to: (1) Train individuals in knowledge most relevant to the practice of rehabilitation counseling and (2) Develop mature, capable professionals who are able to relate constructively to clients, to understand normal and deviant behavior, demonstrate therapeutic interactive skills, and to facilitate the clients development of problem solving skills. The program also provides advanced training for persons presently employed in agencies and facilities offering services to persons with disabilities. It prepares counselors for employment in state, federal, and private rehabilitation agencies; hospitals; correctional institutions; public schools; rehabilitation centers; and other organizations serving persons with physical, psychiatric, mental, social or emotional disabilities. The Ph.D. program prepares individuals for careers in university teaching, research and clinical practice in Rehabilitation Psychology. A minor is required for the rehabilitation counseling education track.
Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
International Student Requirements:
Minimum TOEFL score: 550/213/80
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City
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