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Admission Standards

Applicants to the Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling program must have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit GRE scores or MAT scores, a minimum of two references, and a statement of intent. The letter should address the reason for pursuing a career in rehabilitation counseling, relevant experience, and plans for completing the program requirements, if accepted. Relevant experience refers to both volunteer and paid work experience involving the provision of services to persons with disabilities or other forms of disadvantage.International Students must also submit TOEFL scores.  Submitted materials, academic background and performance, work and volunteer experience, and personal interview findings are all considered in the admissions process.

Application Information

Review of applications is conducted throughout the year. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by March 1 for Summer or Fall admission and by October 1 for Spring admission. Applications are made through the Graduate School website at .

Following receipt and review of a completed application package, candidates whose records reflect sufficient potential for academic and professional success are scheduled for an interview by the Program Admissions Committee.  Because only a limited number of students can be admitted to the program each year, the process is competitive. An invitation for an interview does not indicate acceptance. 

For additional information, contact Dr. Kerry Lachance or Breana Wilson at 803-434-4296.

University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling
15 Medical Park, Suite B20
3555 Harden Street Extension
Columbia, SC  29203

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