NEW Fully Online Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Sciences

October 11, 2022

Beginning Fall 2022, the University of South Florida is excited to offer a NEW fully online Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Sciences (RCDS) which trains counselors to work with persons with physical, mental, emotional, and chemical disabilities.

Training emphasizes psychological, social, medical, and vocational aspects of disability, and the development and refinement of personal adjustment counseling skills. Graduates with this M.A. are prepared for careers as both rehabilitation counselors and professional disability specialists.

Are you someone who is:

  • Interested in working to change the lives of individuals with disabilities;
  • An advocate for social justice and societal change;
  • Passionate about removing barriers and stigmas associated with people with disabilities; and
  • Interested in working in vocational rehabilitation in the public or private setting.

With the increasing demands for rehabilitation counselors, this online curriculum allows easy access for prospective students who maybe working full-time, residing outside the Tampa Bay area, and/or having limited resources to attend a traditional educational program.

For more information, you can view the recording of the virtual information session which reviews the application process, curriculum, and future careers. For more information, email

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