Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, M.S.

The clinical rehabilitation counseling program is an on-campus learning experience that prepares students to help people with cognitive, physical, sensory, psychiatric and other disabilities from all cultures, races and backgrounds.

Rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities to become more independent, increase their access to education and employment and ensure they are respected members of society.

This program was accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs through October 31st, 2027.

Education programs leading to professional licensure or certification (nursing, education, social work, counseling, accounting, allied health professions, etc.) may require additional approval from separate licensing boards, depending on the state. Students who live or plan to live outside Georgia and are considering a professional program should contact the appropriate board in their state of residency prior to beginning a course of study. To help students find the best-known contact information for the appropriate state licensing board and for a list of Georgia State program contacts, visit the Student Consumer Information website.

Admissions Requirements

When applying to the clinical rehabilitation counseling program, you will need to submit several documents for review.

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee
  • Goals statement (upload with the application)
  • Resume (upload with the application)
  • Three letters of recommendation (identify your recommenders on the application)
  • Official transcript: Minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA required for admission
    • Submit transcripts from all colleges/universities attended

GRE scores: Use institution code 5251; scores may not be more than five years old at time of application submission

Licensure/Certification Education Requirements by State

Program of Study

Professional Studies (6)
Required (6):

  • CPS 7340 Social/Cultural Issues in Counseling and Psychological Services (3)
  • EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)

Major (42)
Required (42):

  • CPS 6010 Introduction to Professional Counselor Identity, Practice, and Ethics (3)
  • CPS 6410 Basic Counseling Skills (3)
  • CPS 6450 Group Counseling Systems (3)
  • CPS 7260 Counseling Systems and Interventions (3)
  • CPS 7300 Career Theory, Assessment, and Intervention (3)
  • CPS 7450 Educational and Psychological Appraisal (3)
  • CPS 7500 Individual and Family Over the Life Span (3)
  • CPS 8100 Psychobehavioral Diagnosis (3)
  • CPS 8320 Rehabilitation Counseling Placement and Case Management (3)
  • CPS 8380 Family Systems and Interventions (3)
  • CPS 8410 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability I (3)
  • CPS 8430 Advanced Counseling Skills (3) or another appropriate course may be substituted with the approval of the student’s advisor/program coordinator
  • CPS 8460 Biopsychosocial Aspects of Addiction (3)
  • CPS 8470 Crisis Intervention (3)

Applied Practice Sequence (9)
Required (9):

  • CPS 7663 Applied Practice I: Rehabilitation Counseling (3)
  • CPS 7683 Internship: Rehabilitation Counseling (6)

Elective (3)
A list of approved electives for the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s degree is available in each student’s handbook.

Program total: minimum of 60 semester hours

Funding Your Graduate Education

Cost of attendance and funding opportunities are integral to your decision to attend graduate school. Georgia State University is proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities, including assistantships and fellowships.

Awards and Assistantships

Various awards, assistantships and fellowships are available to new and current graduate students. We encourage you to contact your department, college, school or institute of interest to get more information about the assistantships and fellowships that they offer their students.

The Scholarship Resource Center offers guidance and support to students seeking financial assistance through scholarship opportunities, including this scholarship library.


The Office of Graduate Programs’ Fellowship Advisor works with students interested in applying for nationally prestigious and competitive fellowships. The Office of Graduate Programs also coordinates the application process for students applying to the Second Century Initiative, the Provost’s Dissertation Fellowship and the Dissertation Library Travel Awards.

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