The mission of the Department of Rehabilitation and Human Services is to provide professional preparation of master’s level students with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. This mission is achieved through various instructional, clinical and other programmatic activities.
Careers: What can you do with a degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling?
Graduates of the program have found employment in state and federal agencies, community based rehabilitation and mental health centers, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, schools and universities, and other private and public social service organizations.
Admission Criteria/Application Procedures
- Completed MSU Billings Graduate School Application.
- Application essay. The essay will be no more than four typed pages, double-spaced, and answer the following questions: Why have you chosen this career path? What strengths of assets do you bring to the program? How have your personal experiences influenced your decision to pursue a career in the counseling profession?
- Current vita or resume.
- Complete, official transcripts from all institutions attended.
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals who can provide an evaluation of the applicant’s potential as a graduate student, professional abilities and potential for success in the field of counseling.
- Official notification of scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test.
The rehabilitation and mental health counseling curriculum is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and focuses on preparing professionals for employment in a diversity of rehabilitation and mental health settings. Graduates of the program have found employment in state and federal agencies, community based rehabilitation and mental health centers, hospitals and rehabilitation facilities, schools and universities, and other private and public social services organizations.
Core Areas of Study
|REHA 501 Principles of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling||3|
|REHA 505 Theories of Counseling||3|
|REHA 507 Ethics in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling||3|
|REHA 530 Case Management Principles and Plan Development||3|
|REHA 508 Multicultural/Gender Issues in Counseling||3|
|REHA 502 Individual and Family Adjustment to Disability||3|
|REHA 521 Advanced Individual and Group Counseling||3|
|REHA 515 Medical and Psychological Aspects of Disability||3|
|REHA 520 Group and Individual Evaluation||3|
|REHA 503 Psychiatric Rehabilitation||3|
|REHA 504 Career and Lifestyle Development||3|
|REHA 525 Vocational Placement and Support||3|
|REHA 560 DSM-IV for Rehabilitation Counselors||3|
|HADM 685 Research and Evaluation Methods||3|
|EDF 530 Advanced Human Development and Learning||3|
|REHA 594 Counseling Practicum||3|
|REHA 596 Cooperative Education /Internship||3|
|REHA 596 Cooperative Education/Internship||9|
|Total minimum credits required for degree/with Thesis||60/66|
Graduate Faculty (Master of Science Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling)
Blackwell, Terry: (406) 896-5834 / email@example.com
Dell, Tom: (406) 896-5837 / firstname.lastname@example.org
McDermott, Amber: (406) email@example.com
Nichols, Patricia: (406)firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information. Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.
Our office is located in McMullen Hall, First Floor.
The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302