The George Washington University

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

MA in Education and Human Development in Rehabilitation Counseling


2121 I Street

Washington, DC 20052

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Ed & HD

Format: Online

Program Description:

Our Rehabilitation Counseling program is among the very best in preparing highly knowledgeable students to become professionals who empower physically, mentally, emotionally or socially disabled persons to rehabilitate and resume their place in society.

Consisting of 48 credits, the program encompasses a wide range of rehabilitation counseling theories and practices, including multicultural counseling, attitudinal and environmental barriers for people with disabilities, rehabilitation services, case management, medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, job placement and ethical standards for rehabilitation counselors.

Sample coursework includes:

  • Social and cultural dimensions of counseling
  • Job placement and supported employment
  • Medical and psychosocial aspects of disabilities
  • Vocational assessment of individuals with disabilities

You will graduate prepared to work in a variety of public, private and non-profit settings. Rehabilitation counselors commonly work with community-based agencies, which often focus on specialized populations such as individuals who have developmental disabilities, chronic mental health issues or specific medical disabilities such as HIV/AIDS. Rehabilitation counselors may also be employed in non-traditional settings such as in community counseling agencies, substance abuse agencies and human resource departments.


Middle States Accredited

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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