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Program Outcomes

The Master of Science in Counselor Education Rehabilitation Major at Florida International University, is nationally accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The Rehabilitation Counseling Program prepares professionals who can effectively deliver rehabilitation services to persons with disabilities. The program requires 60 credits the focuses on counseling, measurement & research, specialization areas, and clinical studies. Upon graduation, the student will be eligible to be nationally certified rehabilitation counselors, nationally certified counselors and sit for the State of Florida licensure exam. The program sets no maximum on the number of students accepted each year, but has strict criteria including a personal interview with each qualified applicant. This past year the program received over 40 applicants for admissions. Courses accommodate both part-time and full-time students and a few courses are offered online. The admission process occurs in both the fall, spring and summer semesters. Student outcomes are evaluated yearly as part of an overall program evaluation. The Program is situated in the Counselor Education Program within the Leadership and Professional Studies Department within the School of Education and Human Development. The Counselor Education program also has graduate programs in both School Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Total Number of students majoring in Rehabilitation Counseling

  • 2013 - 2014 AY - 3
  • 2014 - 2015 AY - 9
  • 2015 - 2016 AY - 11

Total number of Rehabilitation Counseling students enrolled

  • 2013 - 2014 AY - 3
  • 2014 - 2015 AY - 9
  • 2015 - 2016 AY - 11

Average time to complete the program

The majority of students complete the program in 2.5 years. The Graduate School policy allows students up to six years to complete their graduate studies.

Total number of Rehabilitation Counseling student graduates

  • 2013 - 2014 AY - 1
  • 2014 - 2015 AY - 0
  • 2015 - 2016 AY – 1
  • 2016 – 2017 AY - 3

Career placement rates and settings within the first 6 months following graduation

Of the five (5) Rehabilitation Counseling graduates from 2013-2017, two (2) are employed in a state-federal vocational rehabilitation program, one (1) at the Fellowship house, one (1) at FACT and one (1) in Forensic Rehabilitation.

Program attrition/retention rates

The retention rate for the period of 2014-2016 was 100%.

Financial considerations

The 2016-2017 AY tuition rate is $455.66 per credit. The 60-credit degree is estimated at $27,340. There is one (1) graduate assistantships that students can apply for. RC students are eligible to apply to a Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) grant funded by the department of education which provides full tuition funding and a stipend to students.

Licensure eligibility for program graduates and passing rates for CRC exam

Clinical rehabilitation counselors become eligible to apply for several credentials as a result of successful completion of the FIU Rehabilitation Counseling program. Graduates are eligible for national certification as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). In addition, graduates will also be eligible for licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. Further national certifications may also include National Certified Counselor (NCC), Professional Vocational Evaluator (PVE), Certificated Disability Management Specialist (CDMS), and Certified Case Manager (CCM).

Students take the CRC Exam as the comprehensive examination for our program and graduate as Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, 100% of our students who have taken the CRC Exam have passed it. Students are also encouraged to apply and take the National Certified Counselor exam.

2017 CACREP Vital Statistics

Counseling Program/Student Incomes

Clinical Mental Counseling School Counseling
Number of graduates in the past year 46 2
Program completion rate 85.7% 95%
Licensure or certification examination pass rate 100% 100%
Job Placement Rate of Students/Graduates 90% 90%