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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 neurological impairments.

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.