Prepare to be a professional counselor
You’ll complete a practicum and an internship at sites that align with your location, schedule, and career path. We help out-of-state students find fieldwork close to home. You’ll receive support from an on-site supervisor, our faculty, and your peers.
Broad career opportunities
More than 98% of program graduates have been successfully employed in public, private, and nonprofit rehabilitation agencies, facilities, and hospitals in Maine and across the country — or have chosen to pursue further education.
Gain the counseling knowledge and skills used in rehabilitation settings. Study human behavior, individual counseling theory, group theory and dynamics, research methodology, and psychological measurement and evaluation. Choose from two tracks: Vocational Rehabilitation or Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.
Expand career options while earning your degree
You can obtain your Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community (MHRT/C) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) certifications during your studies — whether you pursue the Clinical or the Vocational Track.
Certifications — Clinical Track
Clinical Track graduates qualify to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and/or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maine. We advise out-of-state students on requirements for their home states.
Certifications — Vocational Track
Vocational Track graduates qualify to become a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). You may complete additional credits and internship hours to qualify as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maine. We advise out-of-state students on requirements for their home states.
Our faculty are deeply committed to student success and many have served as professional counselors and clinicians. Faculty members engage in continuous scholarship related to areas such as counselor self care, altruism and moral courage, rehabilitation and aging, suicide awareness, and resiliency.
Scholarships offer financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. We encourage students in graduate degree programs to apply for scholarship opportunities.
Graduate student support
Our Office of Graduate Studies connects you with opportunities for professional development, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. They also foster our graduate student community through Peer Mentorship and the Graduate Student Board.
Admission information: MS in Counseling — Rehabilitation Concentration
Application deadlines & interview timelines
|Deadline & timeline||Fall term start||Spring term start|
|Application deadline||February 15||October 1|
|Interview timeline||March 15-22||November 1-7|