MSCR Admissions Information

The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) program begins twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Please visit the link below for application and deadline information. 

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure

Graduates from the Master of Science Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) program will graduate from an accredited Rehabilitation Counseling Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) program. The program was previously accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) from 2003-2017. Students who graduate from the MSCR program are eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam, and the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Graduates are also eligible to apply to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in and outside the state of Texas.

Program/Student Outcomes
Academic Year Total Graduating Students Program Completion (Graduation) Rate Licensure Examination Pass Rate Employment Rate (6 months after passing the licensure examination)
2017-2018 25 95% 95% 100%

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    SHP application information can be accessed through this website. Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." If a change needs to be made, please email

  2. Application Fee

    The $75 Merlin Application Fee can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.

  3. Official Transcripts

    The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

  4. Criminal Background Check

    All students must complete a criminal background check prior to entering the MSCR program.

  5. Official GRE Scores

    The GRE is not required for the MSCR Program.

  6. Bachelor's Degree

    Individuals applying for the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) degree program must already hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in a related area such as psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, social work, special education or nursing; however, degrees in other areas will be considered.

  7. Minimum GPA

    Individuals applying for the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) degree must meet the following Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, or
    • A minimum cumulative GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses of 2.7 or higher
  8. Resume

    A current resume is required to be submitted. You can email this to

  9. Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required for an application to be complete, but the program prefers three letters of recommendation be submitted. Letters of recommendation are submitted online through the SHP Application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender will receive an email with a link to our recommendation form for them to submit electronically.

  10. International Applicants

    All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions.

Application Process

Prior work experience, paid or voluntary, in human service settings will normally be expected. Persons applying with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission

The applications for admission to the MSCR program are reviewed and rank ordered according to:

  • Academic performance
  • Career goals
  • Previous work or volunteer experience to the field
  • Unique individual contributions to the field
  • Writing skills
  • Computer literacy

The faculty admissions committee selects the top applicants and rank orders them according to the selection criteria. Selected applicants are contacted for a telephone interview. Recommendations for admission are made to the Dean of the School of Health Professions.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online SHP Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Letters of Recommendation - Two Required
  5. Resume

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at

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