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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

About the Program

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The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato, has been offered at the Master's degree level since 1959, with its first graduate completing the program in 1960.

The Program has been fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) since 1978 and 90% of graduates are working within the field of rehabilitation counseling, or a closely related, professional field. Over 1,000 graduates have completed their Master's degree studies through the Rehabilitation Counseling Program during its 50 year presence on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus.

Graduates have entered the field of rehabilitation and many continue their careers within state and federal rehabilitation agencies, community rehabilitation programs, private–for–profit companies, independent living centers, disability management programs within business settings, or within the insurance industry, while some have gone on to complete doctoral study and have become Rehabilitation Educators.

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program requires completion of 48–semester credits and is typically completed in approximately two years by full–time students. Part–time students are also welcomed to the Program and will graduate in a time frame selected by the student, with consultation from their academic advisor. All courses applied to a graduate degree must be completed within a six–year period.