Program Outcomes

Both the Rehabilitation Counseling emphasis and the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling emphasis within Penn State University’s Counselor Education program are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Professions (CACREP http://www.cacrep.org) through October 31,2023.

We admit a cohort of 8 to 10 rehabilitation graduate students per year who begin the program each fall semester. Typically, students complete the program in a two-year period. For the past two-years [2017-2019] our student retention rate has been 100%. During this period, 9 of 10 students in the 2019 cohort graduated within the expected 2-year period (one is completing the program this year) and 7 of the 8 students in the 2018 cohort graduated within the expected 2-year period (one is completing the program this fall).

The typical cost for tuition and fees are $19,662 for the fall and spring semesters and $9,795 for the summer session (PA residents), $27,529 for the fall and spring semesters and $13,695 for the summer session (nonresident and international students).

Penn State has received a Long-term Training Grant Award from the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) to support master’s level training of persons interested in working as state vocational rehabilitation counselors. Once accepted into the program, eligible students (i.e., US citizens or permanent residents) can apply to become an RSA Scholar to help fund graduate school. More details will be available once the grant is fully processed. These funds can significantly reduce the cost of pursuing our program while also providing entrance into the job market following completion of the internship.

Rehabilitation Counseling Emphasis Coordinator: ., 302 CEDAR Building, University Park, PA 16802 (814) 863-6115