Health Sciences

Rehabilitation Counseling Graduate Programs

Make an impact in the lives of others as a rehabilitation counselor with a graduate degree or advanced certificate. Through a combination of traditional and experiential learning, gain the specialized knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to help persons with disabilities achieve their personal, social, and psychological independence. These graduate programs connect evidence-based and theoretical concepts with practice to ensure a holistic education and transform you into a thoughtful and ethical counselor. As a student of Hofstra University, you’ll be connected to the University’s professional healthcare network through integrated internship and field work opportunities.

CACREP Acredited

The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), has granted accreditation to the Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health (MS) and the Rehabilitation Counseling (MS) programs at Hofstra University.

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Note for International Students: Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health is a STEM program.

For international students, the STEM OPT extension is a 24-month period of temporary training that directly relates to an F-1 student's program of study in an approved STEM field.  Students who finish their program of study and participate in an initial period of regular post-completion OPT (often for 12 months) have the option to apply for a STEM OPT extension. Student could file extension request to USCIS for additional two years OPT extension.

About the Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Adhering to CACREP standards, these programs will help you become a highly competent and culturally sensitive practitioner who can assist individuals with disabilities from all different backgrounds.

Why Hofstra?

Engaging Student Experience

Connect with other classmates who share your passions and interests.

Career-Focused Degree

Internships and field experience are an essential part of the rehabilitation counseling program. As a student, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at our on-campus clinic and/or complete your fieldwork at other reputable rehabilitation facilities in the area. When it’s time to graduate, Hofstra can connect you to career opportunities in your preferred setting.

Fund Your Education

Take the next step in your education and your career with the help of Hofstra’s financial assistance and resources.

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Program Director

Andrea Perkins Nerlich, PhD, CRC, CVE
Program Director and Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Counseling Programs
Office: Room 143 Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-6492

Dr. Sage Rose
Department Chair, Counseling & Mental Health Professions
School of Health Sciences and Human Services
222e Hagedorn Hall
Phone: 516-463-7035