Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services
Graduates are eligible for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC) and state licensure as a professional counselor (LPC).
The Masters of Education/Masters of Science (M.Ed./M.S.) RCHS program is the only master’s level 60-credit counseling program across Idaho’s institutions of higher education specializing in disability and rehabilitation. Since 1995, the program has been nationally accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education. As of July 1, 2017, the program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) through October 31, 2024.
Students attending the program full time are able to complete it in two years. Students are accepted into the program in two locations Coeur d'Alene and Boise. Courses are offered for fall, spring and summer semesters. Courses are offered using a variety of course delivery formats: face-to-face, online, hybrid, and video conferencing.
The University of Idaho Rehabilitation Counseling and Human Services Program was awarded a 5-year $1,000,000 Rehabilitation Training grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services - Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). The grant includes a select number of student scholarships for tuition/fees, books and supplies, and travel to professional conferences. Upon graduation, recipients of the scholarships will, in return, agree to work two years for every year they receive a scholarship at a state vocational rehabilitation or related rehabilitation agency.