Human Services

Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling

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Why Choose Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling?

If your calling is to work with people experiencing physical, mental, emotional, or social disabilities, consider the clinical rehabilitation counseling master’s degree program at Wright State University. Look forward to a rewarding career in counseling while being employed by a hospital, private practice, or government agency. 

Content for these courses is delivered remotely as well as in a traditional classroom setting. This CRC program was developed from the previously offered rehabilitation counseling/severe disabilities program. You can earn a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling (M.R.C.) degree. Your program of study will qualify you to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (C.R.C.) examination that is rehabilitation counseling’s preeminent national credential. You can also sit for the National Counselor Examination (NCE), and become a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Ohio. Licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state, and we have not determined if this program meets educational requirements outside of Ohio.  If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding that state’s licensure or certification requirements. The CRC program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through October 31, 2022

Contact Information

Program Director: Mary Huber, Ph.D., CRC
108 Allyn Hall

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You will work with people experiencing a variety of concerns that include physical, mental, emotional, and/or social disabilities. Find a rewarding career as a clinical rehabilitation counselor, vocational rehabilitation counselor, rehabilitation specialist, or vocational evaluator. You could work in a variety of settings, including local, state, federal agencies, hospitals, and private practice. Employment of rehabilitation counselors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations ( 

View the clinical rehabilitation counseling program profile for sample occupations, average salary, and employment projections.   

Rehabilitation Counseling - Highest-Paid Counseling Specialty 

In a recent study conducted by the American Counseling Association (ACA), rehabilitation counselors were named the highest-paid specialty in the counseling profession and earn better overall benefits. According to the ACA study: 

  • Rehabilitation counselors are the most highly paid counseling specialty on average. 
  • Rehabilitation counselors can earn over $13,000 more annually on average than clinical mental health counselors, mental health counselors, or community counselors. 
  • Rehabilitation counselors receive better overall benefits—employee retirement plan, medical coverage, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability—than other professional counselors. 

View the Rehabilitation Counselors Rock in ACA Counselor Compensation Study.

The College of Health, Education, and Human Services has provided a dedicated career consultant to assist you in connecting your major to a career. The career consultant focuses on staying up to date on career trends in education, kinesiology and health, leadership, and human services. Our assigned career consultant is an extension of services offered through Wright State’s Career Services.  

Real-World Experience

You will practice and build skills in both a required practicum and an internship.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategies in the Academic Catalog.

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program of Study (PDF)


We are not currently accepting applications for this program. If you are interested in learning more about our other graduate programs, please email:

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