Rehabilitation Counseling Program


Federal Grant available for qualified Rehabilitation Counseling Students. 

The Rehabilitation Counseling Master's program at CSUSB has received funding support from the Rehabilitation Services Administration, US Department of Education. The purpose of the grant is to train students to work with people with disabilities in helping them become self-sufficient through placement into employment and/or independent living. The Master's Degree program at CSUSB is nationally accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Counseling and provides students with opportunities to become a nationally certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

The RSA Grant provides funding to help offset some of the costs of tuition. Students are able to payback each year of the tuition support by working two years for a non-profit agency which provides services to individuals with disabilities. Another payback option includes re-paying the Department of Education. 

Students seeking additional information about the grant and the Rehabilitation Counseling Master's program may call Dr. Connie McReynolds at 909-537-5453 or email

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Application Dates

Deadline Date Description
Application Deadline 7/31/2018 Deadline for CSU Apply  (university application)
Program Deadline 7/31/2018 Deadline for Rehabilitation Counseling Program application
Late Registration Fee Implemented 8/6/2018 $25 late fee is implemented to anyone who registers after this date
First Day of Classes 9/20/2018 Fall 2018 Quarter

Attend an Upcoming Information Session

These informational sessions are designed to provide a comprehensive overview of our program. It is very important that you attend one of these meetings as we will be handing out a packet of documents and materials you will need for admission to the program. There will be time for you to ask questions and meet your fellow students.

M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling

  • Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - CE-120
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - CE-120
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - CE-120

Location: College of Education Building, Room CE-120 conference room.

2017 Rehabilitation Counseling Outstanding Student - Geneva Marshall

Geneva Marshall
What does it mean to you to receive the outstanding student award?

Receiving the outstanding student award is an honor. I understand it as a testament to the dedication and hard work I put into the program. Being successful in the Rehabilitation Counseling program was of the utmost importance to me. I wanted to explore the field but at the same time get as much knowledge as I could within the three years I attended. Although I worked hard, the professors with whom I had the pleasure of taking classes and the cohort with whom I took classes quarterly contributed a great deal to my success in the program.

Why I want to give back to the Rehabilitation Counseling profession. 

Rehabilitation Counseling is a small but very important field. Working with people with disabilities was a passion I developed later in my life, but it is absolutely the path that I was meant to take. I could never have imagined the way my life would change the moment I began working with people with disabilities. I became much more cognizant of the world around me and how “everyday activities” can differ from one person to the other. I absolutely love my career and the work I do.

My thoughts on my academic program.

This program and field are unique and are completely necessary in our lives. The program sets you up with the knowledge and practical application to be prepared to work in the field. I had many different experiences throughout the program, and I learned so many things that I apply every day in my career. I was able to pass the CRC the first time around, which speaks to the quality of our program. I encourage anyone to apply to our program who wants to work with people in almost any setting. Rehabilitation Counseling is a versatile and developing field, and countless exciting