Aug 19, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Rehabilitation Counseling - MSEd


Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Cardoso
(212) 772-4736
1114 West
ecardoso@hunter.cuny.edu

The Rehabilitation Counseling program (Academic Plan: REHCN-MSED) prepares students to assist people with disabilities to realize personal goals and maximize their physical, emotional, social, intellectual and vocational potential. Rehabilitation counselors work with youth and adults in a variety of community-based settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, colleges, chemical dependency agencies and career/vocational counseling programs. Students in this program may take the national certification examination for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) status after completing 75% of their course work.

Admission Requirements


  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0; the Graduate Record Examination is not required.
  2. 15-25 credits of approved courses from the following fields: anthropology, economics, education, guidance, health sciences, political science, psychology, sociology, and related areas.
  3. Evidence of oral and written expression consonant with graduate-level study.
  4. Recommendations from appropriate professional or academic references to aid in determining potential for work as a professional counselor.
  5. Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program. Admission to the program is highly competitive, and each applicant’s grade point average, counselor potential, and applicability of work and life experience are carefully considered.
  6. Relevant work and/or volunteer experience is highly recommended.

Progress Standards


  1. Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  2. No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F(WU) in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  4. Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F/WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

Exit Requirements


  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Complete all required workshops.