Welcome to the rehabilitation counseling master's degree program at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. Our program prepares rehabilitation counseling professionals to work in professional
rehabilitation settings and to provide a full range of rehabilitation counseling services to facilitate the
personal, educational, and vocational development of individuals with emotional, physical, cognitive, and
With a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling, you'll be prepared to work in a wide variety of
rehabilitation, counseling, and human service settings that include community-based rehabilitation
and mental health centers, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, hospital, state and federal vocational rehabilitation
agencies, colleges and universities, psychosocial treatment facilities, and a wide variety of social service agencies.
Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) Provides Firsthand Look at Student Disability Services
A unique feature of the program is its association with the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health and the
College of Applied Health Sciences, which provides a multidisciplinary learning environment that exposes students to
the full spectrum of disability and vocational services. The rehabilitation counseling program also has a strong
relationship with the division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), the leading provider of
student disability services, which provides a contextual background of resources for all of the rehabilitation courses.
Local Learning and Service Opportunities Can Provide Experience
In addition, you will find that other learning and service opportunities are plentiful throughout the Champaign
and central Illinois area. With this combination of classroom and real-world experience, you will be able to immediately
and confidently apply your knowledge and skills.