The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling

  • Also known as the RC or UA Little Rock Rehabilitation Counseling Program
  • Fully accredited web-enhanced graduate degree program
  • Seeks to prepare rehabilitation counseling professionals to provide direct services and resource coordination for individuals with disabilities
  • Minimum of 60 hour Master’s Degree Program*
  • Fully accredited by The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
  • Classes meet the LPC licensure requirements of Arkansas and many other states
  • Rated as one of the best online Master’s Degree Counseling Program by
  • Nationally renowned core faculty – 100% with doctorates

*Includes two required three-day residential workshops


To promote quality rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities through a pre-service and in-service education program which provides qualified, certified rehabilitation counselors to work in public and private agencies.

Primary Goals and Objectives of the Program 

  1. To provide a comprehensive graduate degree curriculum that prepares students to provide high quality services to individuals with disabilities
  2. To promote values, skills and knowledge that results in genuine commitment to human rights, professionalism, personal integrity and ethical practice
  3. To advance the basic philosophical tenets of rehabilitation
  4. To provide a high quality, accessible learning experience for each student which allows program graduates to gain national certification as a rehabilitation counselor (CRC)

Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment 

Participation in the Rehabilitation Counseling program gives all participants a right to an inclusive and supportive environment where diversity is respected. Students are required to show due regard toward other students, staff, faculty advisor, and course instructors throughout their tenure in the program. Respect includes that of ethnicity, sexuality, race/nationality, social class, culture, personal beliefs, religion, age, communication style, intellect, disability, and/or gender identity. Differences should be used as a strength and resource and to develop leadership and judgment skills appropriate to such diversity in and out of the classroom. Any violation or instance of harassment, discrimination, or violence in the form of language or action should be reported to the instructor, program coordinator, director, and/or other appropriate university personnel immediately.

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