Wayne State University

General Program Information and Program Outcomes

This information regarding the Master of Arts (MA) program in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion (RCI) at Wayne State University is intended to provide information to the public on the overall performance of the RCI program.

Accreditation Status

The Wayne State University Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion Program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) through July 2014.

Program Information

The Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion is a generalist program with emphasis in the following areas:

  1. Psychiatric Rehabilitation
  2. Dual Diagnosis Disorders
  3. Urban Issues in Rehabilitation

The Mission of Wayne State University RCI program is to prepare practitioners who have both the knowledge and skills to create positive and long-lasting changes in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families, and to make sure they are fully included in all aspects of community life. A minimum of 60 credit hours of graduate level coursework is required for completion of the degree requirements. Completion of the Master of Art degree meets the requirements for State of Michigan Department of Health Services Counselor License requirements to practice as a License Professional Counselor (LPC). Upon completion of seventy-five percent of all coursework, students are eligible to write the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor exam through the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

Program Enrollment and Retention

The Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion program usually accepts on average 15 students per year and typically has approximately 60 to 90 full and part-time students enrolled in the program. The RCI program graduates approximately 6 to 11 students per academic year.

Required Time for Program Completion

Students admitted to the RCI program have six (6) years to complete their requirements for graduation. However, time completion varies depending on whether students are enrolled full-time or part-time. Full time students on average complete all course work within 2 years and depending on the number of credits hours registered for internship, can complete the internship requirements within one semester. Part-time students on average complete the program within three years. 

Employment Rate of Graduates

Approximately 85 – 90% of WSU Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion program graduates obtain employment in state Rehabilitation agencies and other closely related employment settings. The remaining graduates obtain employment in non-related fields.

Employment Settings

The Rehabilitation Counseling and Community Inclusion program graduates obtain employment in diverse settings. Our graduates are employed in state rehabilitation agencies, such as Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Michigan Commission for the Blind; Veteran’s Administration, Community Based Organizations, Mental Health Agencies, University Support Services for Students with Disabilities, Private Rehabilitation Agencies, Hospitals, and other related agencies.   

CRC Passing Rate

  Number Sitting Number Passing
Exam Dates(s) Graduate Student Graduate Student
October 18, 2010 - July 18, 2011 2 11 1 9
October 15, 2011 - July 21, 2012 2 10 1 6