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& Mental health COUNSELING - MS (ONLINE)

 The Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling degree is a fully online program. 

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The mission of the graduate program in Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling
 is to create a dynamic learning environment that advances the intellectual and personal development goals of our students to work as professionals in the field of rehabilitation counseling. This includes preparing each student to pass the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam as well as be academically prepared to become Licensed Associate Professional Counselors. Students with a 3.5 GPA may participate in the Chi Sigma Iota Society. The Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling program accomplishes this mission through the following objectives:

  • Faculty will provide rigorous and intellectually challenging studies that require creativity, discipline, and personal responsibility.
  • Students will learn diversity, respect, community involvement, and cultural experiences through 63 hours of coursework.
  • Students will learn through classroom, practicum, internship, and community service experiences, addressing professional issues and community needs and the needs of persons with disabilities consistent with the program's mission.
  • The Division will provide students with the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) required classes, using CORE standards. The students will be eligible to sit for the CRC exam after successfully completing 75% of the masters in Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling program.

This 63-semester hour program features the following:

  • Available completely online with an internship requirement
  • No Georgia residency requirement
  • Prepares the students for the CRC national examination
  • Students are eligible to take the CRC examination after completing 75% of the Program of Study
  • Accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OUT-OF-STATE APPLICANTS: Every state government regulates whether universities located in other states can enroll students in online programs.  This process is called out-of-state authorization. Some states do not allow their students to enroll students in online programs at outside universities at all; other states charge the outside universities high fees to enroll even one student from that state.  For this reason, Thomas University may not be able to enroll students from outside Georgia in every online program we offer.  We accept students from as many states as possible. Please contact Admissions at or 800.538.9784 ext 1114 to find out if your state is authorized for Thomas University. 

Available Scholarships for students

Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program Scholarship


In 2010, Thomas University was awarded an RSA Long-Term Training Grant from the Department of Education.  Beginning in Spring 2011 and ending in Fall 2015, this Grant funded scholarships for over 30 of our very best vocational rehabilitation master’s students at over $112,000 for each year of the Grant’s five-year existence.

Currently, the Department of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling within the Division of Counseling and Psychology, is busily at work preparing an application for an RSA Training Stipend from the Department of Education that, if awarded to Thomas University, will provide 12 full-time scholarships for new, outstanding master’s students beginning Spring 2016.

 If you are or will be a master’s student that has a strong desire to serve disabled populations as a Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counselor and have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, please continue to visit this website for updates and information about how to apply for an RSA Training Stipend.  

Rho Chi Sigma Honor Society Grant:

This grant is for an incoming Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling student each Spring Semester. A student is nominated by a faculty member, and an officer of Rho Chi Sigma in the Fall Semester, and the chosen student is awarded the grant at the yearly induction ceremony.  Students who show school spirit, a willingness to serve others, and a dedication for advocacy are the key elements sought when nominated.  Funds vary from year to year but range from $200-$500 per year.

Program Goals

To prepare each student to take and pass the national certification exam in rehabilitation counseling by engaging students in rigorous intellectual studies that requires creativity, discipline, and personal responsibility.

To maintain Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) accreditation so that students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counseling (CRC) exam while still enrolled in the program.

To address professional issues and community needs and the needs of persons with disabilities consistent with the program's mission through classroom, practicum, internship, and community services.

To maintain direct contact with the Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation agencies.

A Career in Rehabilitation

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Vocational, mental health, substance abuse, career, educational, corrections, marriage and family name a few. The field of rehabilitation is as varied as the individuals who work in it. With a master's degree in clinical rehabilitation counseling, graduates work in a myriad of human service areas, such as...

  • community, state, and private agency managers
  • vocational evaluators
  • supported employment specialists
  • independent living program coordinators
  • case managers
  • assistive technology specialists
  • parole officers
  • advocates and client assistance program managers

For more information, e-mail TU Admissions or call 229-227-6925.

Rehabilitation is...

Rehabilitation efforts focus on the whole person. Service provision follows a holistic approach that includes the emotional, physical, psychological, social, educational, and vocational aspects of the person, as well as his/ her relationships to family, school work, and the total environment. A primary goal of rehabilitation is to help individuals from at-risk populations achieve the fullest physical, psychological, educational, vocational, and economic independence that they are capable of achieving. 

Thomas University
Division of Counseling and Psychology
1501 Millpond Road
Thomasville, GA 31792

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Thomas University is CORE Accredited until the year 2016

New Students enrolled in the program

        Year          Number of Students Enrolled
2013 36
2012 46
2011 25

Number of Students who graduated from the program.

      Year       Number of Students who graduated
2013 34
2012 28
2011 38

Employment Rate 6 months after graduation:

Employment rate of Thomas University graduates within the first 6 months following graduation is estimated at 79%.

Passing rates for comprehensive measure of student learning:

Current passing rate:  Data Pending


Education that Engages... Empowers... TRANSFORMS

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