The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center- School of Allied Health Sciences
has offered the degree of Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC) since 2000. It
is conducted through the Department of Clinic Administration and Rehabilitation Counseling,
and has been accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) since 2003
(fully accredited in 2006). Our mission is to provide students the highest quality
of instruction to prepare for a career in the exciting field of Rehabilitation Counseling.
Our goal is to help students acquire the skills and credentials necessary to work
effectively as qualified rehabilitation counselors.
The MRC Program has an average of 100 students enrolled and taking classes at any
given time. The program actively recruits students from diverse populations and has
a minority rate of 40%. Since the inception of the program over 87% of students who
enter the program finish with their degree or certification requirements. In addition,
the first time pass rate of students of the program who take the Certified Rehabilitation
Counselor (CRC) national exam greatly exceeds the national average (100% for those
who take the exam while in the program, over 85% for those who take it after graduation).
All graduates of the MRC program are eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.
Opportunities for employment and professional growth in the field of Rehabilitation
Counseling are numerous and growing steadily. The demand for qualified rehabilitation
counselors (CRC) is especially high. 98% of graduates from the MRC program are employed
in the field (or closely related field) in the first 6 months after graduation. The
vast majority of our students enter the private sector (both for profit and non-profit),
educational settings, mental health settings, Veteran's Affairs, and hospital settings.
On average, students entering the program take approximately 7 semesters (Fall, Spring,
and Summer) or just over 2 years to graduate. The average cost for completion of
the program are $10,800 for in-state students, and $14,400 for out of state students.
While the MRC program does not have any scholarships specifically for the students,
the University's Financial Aid Office will assist students with locating outside loans
Using the latest in distance education approaches, especially Internet and web-based
technologies, the MRC program is available to individuals throughout Texas, the United
States, and the world. This program is designed for people who are currently working
full time or cannot undertake graduate studies in a traditional on-site, classroom-based
setting. Students are NOT required to attend classes or even to step foot on the TTUHSC
A surprising and rewarding aspect of the program has been the students' tendency to
form close-knit alliances and friendships with each other in spite of their geographical
distances. This is partially because of our emphasis on effective communication and
creative sharing of ideas among the students and instructors, and partially because
of the passion for this field that seems to form naturally in individuals who realize
the power they will have, as rehabilitation counselors, to enhance the quality of
so many people's lives.
Approximately 20 percent of the people in the United States have acquired one or more
disabilities due to disease, injury or congenital causes. Despite groundbreaking legislation
such as the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the unemployment rate among working-age
people with disabilities is around 70 percent. Rehabilitation counselors work one-on-one
to assist people with physical, emotional or learning disabilities who are pursuing
meaningful careers to obtain gainful employment and realize their potential as independent,
self-sufficient citizens. This is achieved through the provision of individualized
services such as counseling, medical and psychological services, local job searches,
and job training. Rehabilitation counselors focus on the whole person, including family,
work and social relationships as well as physical and psychological aspects.
The information on the following web pages outlines in detail the entrance requirements,
curriculum, and graduation requirements for the program. For more information, contact
the Office of Admissions & Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org. To contact the Rehabilitation Counseling program directly, call (806) 743-2590.
Council on Rehabilitation Education, Standard A.5
In an effort to meet this CORE standard, TTUHSC, the MS-RC program provides the following
1) Student retention rates are not available per se. Student enrollment and graduation
numbers for the past three academic years are:
2) The average time taken by MS-RC students to complete all degree requirements is
approximately 3.8 years.
3) The estimated cost of tuition and fees of attendance is $10,500.
4) The MS-RC program does not currently have any specific scholarship funds available.
5) The employment rate for MS-RC within 6 months of graduation is over 95%.
6) MS-RC graduates are employed in a variety of private, state and federal employment
7) Graduates of the TTUHSC MS-RC program are eligible to sit the certification examination
administered by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).
8) Graduates of the MS-RC program that have taken the CRCC examination have achieved
a 100% pass rate.
For TTUHSC School of Allied Health to offer online courses in a state other than Texas,
TTUHSC must first comply with that state's requirements. These requirements differ
from state to state, with requirements being more rigorous and expensive in some states
than others. TTUHSC is working to gain authorization to offer online courses in the
Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia
If your state is listed above, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student
Affairs (email@example.com or 806-743-3220) to inquire about the current status
of your state.