Program Requirements

Admission Requirements

Admission to Rehabilitation Counseling Master of Arts Program

In addition to the general requirements of the university (Cal State Apply), specific requirements for admission to classified graduate status are:

  1. A baccalaureate degree with a major preferably in education, psychology, sociology, or a related field;

  2. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 ("B") overall;

  3. Completion of the graduate entrance writing requirement, which can be met by either earning a ‘B’ or better in 306 or passing the WREE (Writing Requirement Exemption Exam).

  4. A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all previous graduate work;

  5. Completion of an interview with two faculty members to assess competence in interpersonal skills and aptitudes for the rehabilitation counseling profession;

  6. Participation in a continual evaluation process which will assess personality and character, professional ethics and aptitude, counseling skills, oral and written language usage and many-sided interests.

  7. Students need to pass EREH 615 and 616A with a grade of "B" or better in each course.

Applying to the Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Please ensure that your Program Application is complete and includes the following:

  1. Program Application - completed and signed program application. Fill-out the . [Note - you will not be able to save the PDF form unless you have Adobe Writer.] The following information must be completed on the program application form: 
    • Educational Background 
    • Employment Background
    • Three (3) references including name, address and telephone number.
  2. Letter of Intent - typed and double-spaced that includes: 
    • a brief autobiographical section
    • professional work history
    • interest / history in working with individuals with disabilities
    • reasons for pursuing the Rehabilitation Counseling degree
    • description of your potential contributions to the field of Rehabilitation Counseling
  3. Letters of Recommendation - Three (3) signed reference letters must be submitted through CSUApply. The recommendation letters need to attest to your ability to perform graduate level work and/or your interest/history in working with people who have disabilities. Letters are to be included in your complete application packet.

How to Apply

The Rehabilitation Counseling program offers a closed cohort plan of study beginning each fall. 

For more information see the Graduate Studies website.

Rehabilitation Counseling Program Application Dates

Deadline Date Description
Application Deadline (Fall 2019) TBA Deadline for CSU Apply  (university application)
Program Deadline Monday, Jul. 15, 2019 Deadline for Rehabilitation Counseling Program application
Late Registration Fee Implemented Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 $25 late fee is implemented to anyone who registers after this date
First Day of Classes Thursday, Sept. 2019 Fall 2019 Quarter

Additional Information

The complete packet is to be mailed or delivered to:

California State University, San Bernardino 
Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling 
5500 University Parkway, Room CE-242 
San Bernardino, California 92407

Applying to the University

In addition to program admission, you must also be admitted to the university. Visit CSU Mentor for more information.

What is Cal State Apply?

Cal State Apply is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. Cal State Apply assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission.

Cal State Apply is Free to Use

The student will only pay the application fee charged by the CSU campus when an application for admission is submitted. All personal data entered by the user is not released without the user's express consent, and data entered in a planner can be transferred easily to an online application for admission.