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Rehabilitation Counseling

Welcome to the MA in Rehabilitation Counseling Program,
one of the programs in the
Department of Health and Community Studies!


Recruiting for Fall 2021

During this time we are working remotely - please email RC.Everett@wwu.edu if you have any questions.

What is Rehabilitation Counseling?

  • Rehabilitation counseling is a systematic process which helps persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to aRehabilitation Counseling Program Information (PDF)chieve their personal, career, and independent living goals.
  • This is accomplished in the most integrated setting possible, through the application of the counseling process.
  • The counseling process involves communication, goal setting, and beneficial growth or change through self-advocacy, psychological, vocational, social, and behavioral interventions.

Program Overview

  • This 90-credit graduate program combines required courses and field experiences, leading to a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling. 
  • The program is fully accredited by CACREP (Council on Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs).
  • Coursework is offered in a unique format that is made up of face-to-face classes, online classes, and hybrid classes. Students enrolled in the program can expect to take a combination of classes in all three formats. Face-to-face classes meet one evening a week. Hybrid classes meet face-to-face 5 times a quarter and the other weeks are online.  Face-to-face classes meet in Everett, WA at the Everett University Center on the campus of Everett Community College.  Review our academic plan to learn which classes are face-to-face, online, and hybrid: https://wce.wwu.edu/files/RC/RCAcademicPlan.pdf
  • The program can be completed in 8 quarters or 2 years (including two summers).  It is also possible to complete the program in 3 or 4 years. 
  • Graduates of our program work in variety of settings including: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Services for the Blind, VA Hospitals, VA Vocational Rehab & Employment offices, non-profits focusing on employment (including mental health and substance abuse agencies), workers compensation agencies, and community college & university disability support services.

Would you like more information about the program?

Call or email the Program Coordinator at (425) 405-1644 or RC.Everett@wwu.edu for more information or to schedule a personal advising appointment.  The Program Coordinator's office is in the Everett University Center, Office 326, at Everett Community College
Information about visitor parking at Everett Community College can be found at http://www.everettcc.edu/administration/cwt-security/security/parking/visitor-parking/.  To purchase a Visitor Permit ($2 for 2 hours), look for the small, gray Pay-n-Park tower (there is a "P" on the side of the tower) near the staff parking outside of the Everett University Center (look for lot K in the EvCC map).  After you have purchased your permit, you can park in any of the Visitor or unmarked stalls outside of the Everett University Center (make sure to put your receipt on your dashboard).     

Rehabilitation Counseling Mission and Objectives

The Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling offers a Master of Arts degree accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).


to prepare dedicated and qualified rehabilitation counselors who will partner with individuals with disabilities to enhance their lives, including self-determination, independence, meaningful employment, and full community participation.


  • To offer a quality curriculum that prepares master's level rehabilitation counselors with the knowledge and skills necessary to ethically and competently serve and advocate with individuals with disabilities.
  • To recruit and retain qualified students for a viable program that includes persons from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds and individuals with disabilities.
  • To promote an inclusive learning community that enriches student experience and education and promotes full participation of all students.
  • To create opportunities for student interaction with individuals with disabilities as well as individuals from culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • To efficiently and effectively enhance the program by obtaining regular and timely feedback from students, the advisory committee, field experience site supervisors, consumers, graduates, and employers.

Program Office

WWU Rehabilitation Counseling Program - Everett
Everett University Center at Everett Community College
915 N. Broadway, Office 326
Everett, WA 98201

Academic Program Director

Program Coordinator

Email: RC.Info@wwu.edu

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