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The Division of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling was ranked #13 by U.S. News & World Report in the publication’s 2023 rankings of Rehabilitation Counseling programs in America. This is the second consecutive top-15 ranking for the program.

The program offers a unique and challenging 60+ credit master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation and mental health with concentrations in working with persons with developmental and psychiatric disabilities.

Graduates of the program are eligible for national professional certification as Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and can receive their North Carolina state credentials for Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). During the past five years, graduates of the program have had a CRC examination pass rate of 100 percent, much higher than the 2022 national average of 71 percent.

Additionally, graduates are employed in a variety of positions in mental health settings, on ACT teams, working with individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries, and helping individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment. Graduates have also been admitted to PhD. programs in rehabilitation counselor education, counselor education, clinical psychology, school counseling and school psychology.

Beginning fall 2023, one program will become two separate programs – a Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Concentrations/tracks are offered in working with persons with developmental disabilities and/or psychiatric disabilities in both programs.