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  • School of Health Professions Department of Rehabilitation

Master of Science

  • Admission

    Admission criteria for the Master's Program in Rehabilitation Counseling 

    • Application form, statement of purpose, resume, official school transcripts (Bachelors degree), and three letters of recommendation sent directly to Graduate School with $30.00 application fee.
    • Bachelors Degree with minimum 2.75 GPA on a 4-point scale
    • Interviews with the Department of Rehabilitation Services' Graduate Program Coordinator and Chair to answer questions, clarify expectations, and discuss career plans.
    • By accepting admission into the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program, the graduate student agrees to: a) complete prerequisites, b) maintain a 3.0 GPA for all semesters, c) professional conduct in accordance with NRCA/ARCA Code of Ethics, local and state Laws. Failure to maintain a 3.0 GPA will result in a probationary period or termination as determined by the Department of Rehabilitation Services Graduate Committee.
    • Admission is formally granted by letter from the Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Rehabilitation Services.

                                      Recommended prerequisite undergraduate coursework 

    • An Introductory course in Human Services such as the UMES course REHA 201 - Introduction to Rehabilitation.
    • Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and/or Introduction to Sociology
    • Basic statistics course
    • Comparable undergraduate courses will be reviewed for equivalencies

    Provisional admission will be considered for students with a GPA of 2.5 or better as long as all other requirements have been fulfilled. 

    Application Procedures

    Application Procedures

    1. Telephone, email, fax or mail a request for graduate information to The Department of Rehabilitation Services Graduate Program. An application packet will be mailed containing:
      • Information about the Rehabilitation Counseling Masters Program, Faculty information, application materials and graduate student opportunities.
      • Information regarding the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the University of Maryland System and Graduate School catalog.
      • Information regarding the community including local housing, community and recreational resources.
    1. Application materials, official college transcripts and letters of recommendation sent to the Graduate School.
    2. A notice of the applicant's status will be mailed within 30 days of receipt of all information.  
    3. Individuals needing reasonable accommodations are encouraged to self-disclose during the application process or to contact the Coordinator of Services to Students with Disability at 410.651.6456.

    All application materials must be received in the Graduate School offices by May 1st  for Fall matriculation.


    Scholarships and Financial Aid

    Scholarships and Financial Aid 

    Some scholarships and graduate assistantships are available on a limited basis. Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Dr. LaKeisha Harris for current information. Dr. Harris can be reached at (410) 651-7658.

    Financial aid inquires should be directed to the UMES Financial Aid office. Their webpage is located HERE.


  • Department of Rehabilitation
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore