Rehabilitation counseling ranks among the nation's best in U.S. News listing

By Crystal Baity
ECU News Services

GREENVILLE, N.C.  (Mar. 11, 2014)  —  East Carolina University’s rehabilitation counseling program is ranked among the best graduate programs in the nation, according to a listing released today by U.S. News & World Report.  

The program was ranked 13th for the second consecutive year. It has been consistently ranked in the top 20 since the mid-1990s.

“I am very proud that our program is again highly ranked among the best in country. This is a testament to the value of our faculty and students, and their sustained pursuit of excellence,” said Dr. Paul Toriello, chair and director of doctoral and graduate programs in the Department of Addictions and Rehabilitation Studies in the ECU College of Allied Health Sciences.

The master’s degree program in rehabilitation and career counseling teaches counseling and rehabilitation theories, applied counseling approaches and the clinical skills necessary for professionals to assist individuals with disabilities achieve their maximum level of physical, psychological, social, educational, vocational and economic potential. The doctoral program of rehabilitation counseling allows students to specialize in substance and clinical counseling, vocational evaluation or rehabilitation research.

The ECU College of Nursing and College of Business also are included in the 2015 publication. The College of Nursing is ranked fifth among online graduate nursing programs. The College of Business is ranked 58th. The best online graduate programs were announced by U.S. News on its website Jan. 8.

Full lists and rankings can be viewed online at http://www.usnews.com. Highlights also will appear in the magazine’s “Best Graduate Schools 2015” and “Best Colleges 2015” printed guidebooks. 

Contact: Crystal Baity | 252-744-3764