Curriculum

The Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program is a full-time, two-year post-baccalaureate program that begins in August. The 60-hour curriculum focuses on psychology, rehabilitation, and clinical experience working with people with disabilities. To maximize faculty and student interaction, our courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting Monday through Friday during business hours.

The dynamic curriculum includes course work, internships, and research projects that teach you the theory and skills critical to effective rehabilitation counseling:

  • Rehabilitation history
  • Psychological assessment
  • Counseling theory and techniques
  • Behavioral approaches to psychosocial adjustment
  • Personality dynamics and theory
  • Occupational information and vocational appraisal
  • Community organization and resources
  • Cultural diversity
  • Family and group interventions
  • Advanced counselor ethics
  • Addictions counseling

Special Note: The MCRC curriculum meets the revised 2017 curriculum standards required for licensure by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling student administers a vocational evaluation lab activity.
Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling student administers a vocational evaluation lab activity.

We’ve designed the curriculum to balance skills training in counseling and assessment. You’ll receive in-depth training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Person-Centered Therapy.  You’ll also gain assessment skills that will enable you to administer and interpret cognitive, achievement, and personality tests that help guide rehabilitation goals and objectives.

This dual training prepares graduates to sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) and the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination. Graduates of the program will have met current academic and clinical experience requirements for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA).

Transfer Credit and Course Waiver Policy

As it is not possible to verify whether prior coursework meets both program accreditation standards and academic standards for state licensure, no transfer credit from other institutions will be accepted, and no program courses will be waived.

Degree Plan

For detailed course descriptions, please download our catalog.

12.5 Total Credit Hours Per Term

60 Total Program Hours

  • MRC 5310 Introduction to Assessment | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5311 The Profession of Rehabilitation Counseling: Issues and Practices 3 | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5212 Psychopathology | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5336 Counseling Theory in Rehabilitation | 3 Credit Hours
  • HCS 5106 Professional Development (spring and fall semesters) | 0.5 Credit Hours

14.5 Total Credit Hours Per Term

60 Total Program Hours

  • MRC 5233 Techniques of Assessment and Evaluation | 2 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5301 Human Development | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5332 Occupational Information, Vocational Analysis and Placement | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5335 Counseling Techniques in Rehabilitation | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5337 Research Methods and Techniques in Rehabilitation | 3 Credit Hours
  • HCS 5106 Professional Development | 0.5 Credit Hours

7 Total Credit Hours Per Term

60 Total Program Hours

  • MRC 5203 Medical/Psychological Aspects of Disability | 2 Credit Hours
  • MCRC 5204 Advanced Counselor Ethics | 2 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5338 Theories and Methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | 3 Credit Hours

10 Total Credit Hours Per Term

60 Total Program Hours

  • MRC 5090 Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling | 4 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5339 Abnormal Human Behavior | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5340 Introduction to Group Counseling Techniques in Rehabilitation | 3 Credit Hours

10 Total Credit Hours Per Term

60 Total Program Hours

  • MRC 5090 Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling | 4 Credit Hours
  • MCRC 5333 Addictions Counseling | 3 Credit Hours
  • MRC 5343 Social and Cultural Issues in Rehabilitation Counseling | 3 Credit Hours

6 Total Credit Hours Per Term

60 Total Program Hours

  • MRC 5090 Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling | 4 Credit Hours
  • MCRC 5202 Counseling Family Systems | 2 Credit Hours

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program, a candidate must:

  1. Demonstrate a high order of scholarly achievement in rehabilitation counseling, including appropriate professional competencies.
  2. Complete the academic requirements listed in the degree plan, including completion of any conditions imposed by the Graduate Studies Committee.
  3. Complete satisfactorily a field examination, independent of course grades and internship evaluations, in the required time frame.
  4. Meet minimum professional competencies as determined by the Graduate Studies Committee.
  5. Pay a graduation fee designated to partially offset the costs associated with the diploma and diploma cover production, regalia, and the commencement ceremony. (All students completing a degree or certificate must pay the fee whether they attend the commencement ceremony or not).
  6. Discharge all financial obligations to the Medical Center.