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 2018!

  • Priority Application Deadline:  April 1st
  • Final Application Deadline: June 1st

What is Rehabilitation Counseling?

  • Rehabilitation counseling is a systematic process which helps persons with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve 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 72-credit graduate program combines required courses and field experiences, leading to a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling.  A new 90-credit program is currently being proposed through the WWU curriculum process to start Fall 2018.
  • The program is fully accredited by CACREP (Council on Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs).
  • Coursework is offered in a combination of face-to-face classes, which meet one evening a week, and distance learning classes (online).  Face-to-face classes meet in Everett, WA at the Everett University Center on the campus of Everett Community College.
  • A full-time student could complete the program in 8 quarters or 2 years (including two summers). 
  • 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 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Drop in advising is typically available every Tuesday in the Everett University Center room 326 at Everett Community College from 10:00am to 12:15pm and 1:15pm to 5:30pm to learn more about the program and get your questions answered.  Drop in advising will not be available on Tuesday, 1/30/18.
Information about visitor parking at Everett Community College can be found at  To purchase a Visitor Permit ($2 for 2 hours) you must first go to the visitor parking lot outside of Gray Wolf Hall (building 7 on the EvCC map) and look for the Pay N Park machines (one is between the visitor and staff parking; one is near the bike station).  Once you purchase your permit, please drive to the Everett University Center (in lot K on the EvCC map) and park in any of the Visitor or unmarked stalls outside of the building.     

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, Room 326
Everett, WA 98201

Academic Program Director

Program Coordinator


Fax: (425) 405-1659



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