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PhD, Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration

PhD, Rehabilitation Counseling & Administration

Admission & Curriculum

Admission

Admission to study at the doctoral level requires acceptance by the Graduate School and the department. Department faculty will make a comprehensive review of the each applicant's qualifications. The following criteria will be considered collectively for admission to the program:

  • Earned master's degree (48 s.h. minimum) in rehabilitation counseling or a related field from an accredited university or college

Curriculum

The concentration in rehabilitation and clinical counseling requires a minimum of 61 s.h.

Required courses include:
  • BIOS 7021 - Biostatistics for Health Professionals I
  • BIOS 7022 - Biostatistics for Health Professionals II   3 S.H. OF AN ADVANCED STATISTICS COURSE APPROVED BY THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
  • ADRE 7340 - Advanced Clinical Counseling Theories and Techniques  
  • ADRE 7601 - Rehabilitation Administration and Leadership  
  • ADRE 8050 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision  
  • ADRE 8210 - Advanced Pedagogy in Rehabilitation Counseling  
  • ADRE 8360 - Advanced Practicum  
  • ADRE 8380 - Rehabilitation Counseling Supervision  
  • ADRE 8420 - Advanced Assessment and Evaluation  
  • ADRE 8550 - Advanced Research in Rehabilitation 
  • ADRE 8810 - Doctoral Seminar in Rehabilitation Counseling   (4 S.H.)
  • ADRE 8991 - Advanced Internship  
  • ADRE 8992 - Advanced Internship  
  • ADRE 8993 - Advanced Internship  
  • ADRE 8994 - Advanced Internship  
  • ADRE 9000 - Dissertation   ** (12 S.H. MINIMUM)
Note: Students may also elect a specialty area from the list below.

1. Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling includes 12 s.h. from:

  • ADRE 6330 - Clinical and Addictions Counseling  
  • ADRE 6703 - Foundations of Addictions and Clinical Counseling  
  • ADRE 8710 - Substance Abuse Seminar 
  • AN ELECTIVE APPROVED BY THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

2. Vocational Evaluation includes 12 s.h. from:

  • ADRE 7404 - Resource Development in Rehabilitation Counseling and Administration 
  • ADRE 8410 - Seminar in Vocational Evaluation Systems Design 

3. Rehabilitation Research includes 12 s.h. from:

  • BIOS 5010 - Epidemiology for Health Professionals 
  • BIOS 7501 - Experimental Design 
  • BIOS 7560 - Nonparametric Statistical Methods  
  • OTHER ELECTIVES IN ADVANCED STATISTICS OR RESEARCH APPROVED BY THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR.

4. Specialty area to include 12 s.h. chosen by the candidate and approved by the program director.