Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in the Field of Rehabilitation Counseling

The rehabilitation counseling master's program encompasses a wide range of rehabilitation counseling issues, theories, and practices, including multicultural counseling, attitudinal and environmental barriers for people with disabilities, rehabilitation services, case management, medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, job placement, and ethical standards for rehabilitation counselors. Accredited by the The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), prepares you to become a skillful Rehabilitation Counselor. 

Visit the program website for additional information.

Admission deadlines: Fall – Rolling admissions (January 15 to be considered for merit-based tuition support)
Spring – Rolling admissions
Summer – Rolling admissions
(Please note: applicants within a 50 mile radius of GW's main campus are only eligible for the main campus program)
Standardized test scores: Either the GRE general test (institutional code 5246) or the Miller Analogies Test (institutional code 1047) is required. This requirement is waived for applicants who already hold a master’s degree conferred by an accredited institution of higher learning.
Recommendations required: Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a faculty member and the other from a professional supervisor)
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services (https://www.naces.org/members.php).
Statement of purpose: In an essay of 250 to 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking graduate study at The George Washington University, describing your academic objectives, research interests, and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application.
Additional requirements: A resumé is required.
International applicants only: Please review International Applicant Information (https://graduate.admissions.gwu.edu/international-student-application-requirements) carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
The George Washington University
2136 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
gsehdadm@gwu.edu ~ 202-994-9283 (phone) ~ 202.994.7207 (fax)
9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 48 credits in required courses. In addition, counseling students are required to complete 600 hours as part of their internships (300 hours per course) and 100 hours as part of their practicum. 

Required
CNSL 6151Professional and Ethical Orientation to Counseling
CNSL 6153Counseling Interview Skills
CNSL 6154Theories and Techniques of Counseling
CNSL 6155Career Counseling
CNSL 6157Individual Assessment in Counseling
CNSL 6161Group Counseling
CNSL 6163Social and Cultural Dimensions - CNS
CNSL 6185Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6186Advanced Internship in Counseling
CNSL 6269Practicum I in Counseling
CNSL 6376Foundations of Rehabilitation Counseling
CNSL 6378Disability Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation
CNSL 6380Job Placement and Supported Employment
CNSL 6381Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Disabilities
EDUC 6114Introduction to Quantitative Research
HDEV 6108Life Span Human Development