Rehabilitation Counseling


Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Rehabilitation Counseling

For international students this program meets 80% online and may not meet I-20/Visa requirements.

Departmental Program Advisor Contact Information

Eureka L. Ice, M.S.

Phone:  501.569.3470


Location:  Dickinson room 515G

Program Coordinator Contact Information


Dr. Linda Stauffer

Phone: 501.569.8508


Admission Requirements


All applicants must have completed a successful personal interview with a program faculty member or a designated representative.

Regular Admission:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.00 (3.25 in the last 60 hours)
  • If the student’s undergraduate GPA is below a 3.00 overall or 3.25 in the last 60 hours, achieving the following minimum scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE): (Old Version) 440 on the Verbal and 560 on the Quantitative Scales or (New Revision) 149 on the Verbal and 146 on the Quantitative scales or a scaled score of at least 391 on the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT) will permit regular admission. For employed Rehabilitation Counselors who do not meet this standard, please see “Conditional Admission, Admissions Portfolio” below.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution

Conditional Admission:

Note: “Conditional” means that the student must make a B or greater in the first 12 hours taken in the UA Little Rock Rehabilitation Counseling curriculum.

There are two categories within conditional admission:

  • Admission of students based on GPA for graduate hours at other accredited institutions: students not qualifying for regular admission based on their undergraduate grade point averages may be admitted to the program as “conditional” if they have successfully completed a minimum of 9 semester hours in a relevant graduate program at UA Little Rock or another regionally accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0 and a grade of B or greater in each course taken.
  • Admission based on an Admissions Portfolio (For employed Rehabilitation Counselors only): Employed Rehabilitation Counselors have the option to submit a satisfactory Admissions Portfolio of academic and professional work to obtain conditional admission. The guidelines for the portfolio are available from the program coordinator. Letters of reference are not required unless specifically requested by the program coordinator.

See website for more information

Visit the Rehabilitation Counseling website here.