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:
A baccalaureate degree with a major preferably in education, psychology, sociology, or a related field;
A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 ("B") overall;
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).
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in all previous graduate work;
Completion of an interview with two faculty members to assess competence in interpersonal skills and aptitudes for the rehabilitation counseling profession;
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.
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:
- Program Application - completed and signed program application. Fill-out the
- Educational Background
- Employment Background
- Three (3) references including name, address and telephone number.
- 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
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
|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|
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?
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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.