Rehabilitation Counseling

About the Program

The Master of Science (MS) in Rehabilitation Counseling program is a 62 credit-hour CACREP accredited rehabilitation counseling program that generally takes a full-time student two years to complete. The coursework includes a combination of classroom, clinical study, personal counseling, and experiential activities. Completion of a rehabilitation counseling internship of 600 clock hours, supervised by a CRC, is also required.

For graduation, students are required to take and pass the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam the semester prior to internship (must complete 75% of coursework to be eligible). For more information, see the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Student Manual (PDF) or the CRC website.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate School requires:

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • two (2) professional letters of recommendation;
  • transcripts showing baccalaureate degree and all other coursework completed at the college or university; and
  • a statement of intent, indicating reasons for seeking a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Admission to the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies at the graduate level requires an interview with the Program Director.

Submit an application to the Graduate School on the Graduate School web site. Also visit the admissions page for deadlines and more information.

Cost & Financial Aid

The cost of completing the program is approximately $17,500. This includes tuition and fees. Financial assistance is available through the University’s Office of Student Financial Aid in the form of student loans.

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are also available. Assistantships start at $15.00 per hour and typically require 10 hours per week of effort. Please contact the program director for more information regarding available positions.

Students can also compete for the Louise O. Burevitch Scholarship and the Jennifer Elizabeth Lambeth Memorial Scholarship. These scholarships award single payments between $500-$1500. Applications are due each January and submitted through the ECUAWard system.


Dominiquie M. Clemmons-James, PhD LCMHC, CRC, LCAS, CCS
Director, Graduate Rehabilitation Counseling Program
Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies
College of Allied Health Sciences
4425J Health Sciences Building, Mail Stop 677
East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27834-4354