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Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration

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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Administration is designed for education professionals who want to work in administrative capacities at agencies or organizations that provide services to persons with disabilities.

Program Requirements

Course Credits
COUN 200 - Introduction to the Counseling Profession 3
COUN 201 - Educational Research in Counseling 3
COUN 210 - Disability Policy and the A.D.A. 3
COUN 220 - Career Development and Occupational Information 3
COUN 232 - Administration Fieldwork 3
COUN 233 - Human Resources Fieldwork 3
COUN 237 - Program Evaluation 3
COUN 245 - Theoretical Foundations of Individual and Family Diversity 3
COUN 246 - Medical and Vocational Aspects of Disability 3
COUN 263 - Rehabilitation Administration 3
COUN 273 - Professional Issues 3
COUN 292 - Internship 1-6
EDL 293 - Strategic Planning 3
COUN Elective  
Total Hours 42


  • Applications for this program are accepted for fall and spring start terms, with the following deadlines. All materials must be postmarked by the identified dates: 
    • Spring start-term: September 1
    • Fall start-term: March 1
  • Upon the receipt of transcripts, an advisor will complete a transcript evaluation in order to determine any credit or course substitutions/transfers. 
  • Questions regarding the application process can be forwarded to the Coordinator of Graduate Admission at or 515-271-2552.
Program Admission Requirements

This program has indicated specific essay requirements. This essay replaces the general admission essay required for other programs.

The paper should be a 5-page, double spaced statement of interest in the counseling profession.  It should include the following information:

  • Educational and professional background
  • Career aspirations with a counseling degree
  • Experience working with people who are different from you
  • Personal characteristics that will allow you to be a successful graduate student


The Rehabilitation Counseling specialization is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). The School Counseling specializations are approved by the State of Iowa. The Mental Health Counseling specialization is designed to meet all the academic requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor

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