The Counseling Masters Program prepares students with a solid grounding to become Certified Rehabilitation Counselors, Certified School Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC).
As Counselors you will engage in relationships that empower diverse population groups including children, adolescents, adults, and individuals with disabilities. Depending on their area of emphasis they may work in school or rehabilitation settings, as well as a wide variety of other settings.
The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies is committed to research about and teaching of students with disabilities and special abilities. The department’s research, teaching, and service address current issues in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, and deaf studies.
The Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies (DPS) is dedicated to advancing human and economic development through the empowerment and effective inclusion of culturally diverse individuals with disabilities and special abilities of all ages. This is accomplished by conducting research to further knowledge and understanding of abilities, disabilities, adaptations, interventions, and support systems; preparing professionals to educate and facilitate the development of individuals with disabilities and special abilities; and providing leadership at the local, state, national, and international levels. To accomplish our mission, the department offers nationally recognized undergraduate, master's, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees to prepare teachers, counselors, specialists, administrators, school psychologists, school counselors, and researchers and educators in special education, rehabilitation, school psychology, gifted education, sign language and deaf studies, and educational interpreting.
The Graduate College requires an Application for Admission submitted online, along with an application fee.
The department requires the following documents to be submitted through your online application:
· One Official Transcripts of all previous college work from each college or university previously attended being sent Attention: Cecilia Carlon at the College of Education at P.O. Box 210069, Tucson, AZ 85721-0069. You are also welcome to bring official copies to Room 414 at the College of Education.
· International students must provide a TOEFL score of minimum 79, and scores cannot be older than two years. The institutional code for the University of Arizona is 4832.
· Three letters of recommendation from persons who have direct knowledge of your academic and/or professional performance and potential for graduate study. These letters should be recent. It is preferable to have letters of recommendation that are specific to admission to our program and your recommenders will be able to upload letters through this venue. (Look for instructions below)
Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed and will be automatically denied. Once your application has been submitted, you may check the status of your application at any time by logging in to this account and opening this application. Please do not call the department regarding the status of your application. You will be notified via email as soon as a decision has been reached.
We are now offering a new Program called Counseling with option in School Counseling or Rehabilitation and Mental Health and you may view more information at https://www.coe.arizona.edu/counseling.
Advising for School Counseling: Dr. Sam Steen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Advising for Rehabilitation and Mental Health: Dr. Michael Hartley at email@example.com
GRE is not required
TOEFL is only required for International Students
Disability and Psychoeducational Studies Department is not offering any financial support. Please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Domestic Applicants: January 15
International Applicants: December 1
Only students now in the process of completing the Counseling and Mental Health option in School Counseling may contact Dr. Sam Steen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students completing the Mental and Health option in Rehabilitation please contact Dr. Michael Hartely at email@example.com.