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GW offers both an On Campus and Online Master of Arts program in Rehabilitation Counseling, as well as a Job Development and Job Placement Certificate Program and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Leadership, which is only offered on campus.
To learn more about the nationally ranked Rehabilitation Counseling Programs at GW, please contact:
|On Campus Programs
Dr. Kenneth C. Hergenrather
2134 G Street, NW, Room 313
Washington, DC 20052
Dr. Maureen McGuire-Kuletz
2600 Virginia Avenue. Suite 21
Washington, DC 200376
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The master’s program in rehabilitation counseling prepares highly knowledgeable students to become professional practitioners to assist persons who are physically, mentally, emotionally, or socially disabled to become empowered and to assume to resume their place in society.
As graduates of the Rehabilitation Counseling program, students will be prepared to work in a variety of settings; the typical categories being public, private non-profit, and private for-profit rehabilitation settings. Typical settings in which rehabilitation counselors are employed include: state/federal vocational rehabilitation agencies, private rehabilitation agencies, insurance companies, independent living centers, employee assistance programs within a corporation, job training centers. Rehabilitation counselors commonly work with community-based rehabilitation agencies, which often focus on specialized populations such as individuals who have developmental disabilities, chronic mental health issues, or specific medical disabilities such as HIV/AIDS. Rehabilitation counselors may also be employed in non-traditional settings such as in community counseling agencies, substance abuse agencies, and human resource departments.
Foggy Bottom Campus (DC) or Online
Concentrations only available on the Foggy Bottom Campus.
48 Credit Hours
Fall - January 15 (Priority deadline to be considered for Tuition Support, Foggy Bottom only) or March 1 (final deadline), Summer - February 1, Spring - September 1
Semesters for Entry:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Andre Wright, Assistant Director of Admissions
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The rehabilitation counseling program emphasizes the philosophical foundations of rehabilitation : organizational structure of public, not-for-profit and private vocational settings: individual, group and family counseling theories; behavior and personality theory; human development; multicultural counseling, attitudinal and environment barriers for the people with disability; rehabilitation services; case management; medical and psychosocial aspects of disability; job development and placement; and ethical standards for rehabilitation counselors.