Apply for the Rehabilitation Counseling MS

  • Get all the details about the rehabilitation counseling program here. The information below (including the checklist) will help guide you through the application process.
  • Most students will begin their course of study in the summer, with a one-week training session held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. This is the only portion of the online program that requires in-person attendance.

Submitting Materials: Most materials can be uploaded via your online application. Official transcripts and other correspondence can be sent via mail to the following address:

UMass Boston Graduate Admissions
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125

For more details, please review the application checklist below. Note that your CV/resume and statement of purpose must be sent both to graduate admissions and to our program. Submit materials as either Word documents or PDF files.

Application Checklist

Online Application

We admit students on a space-available basis.


Office of Graduate Admissions
Transcripts Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. A 3.0 undergraduate GPA is required. Office of Graduate Admissions
Test Scores: GRE or MAT We are no longer requiring GRE or MAT scores for admissions.  
Three Letters of Recommendation Use the forms provided by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Emphasis should be on academic and professional references. Office of Graduate Admissions
Statement of Intent (Required Writing Sample)

Submit a two-part essay:

1. Explain your reasons for wishing to pursue graduate studies (approximately 300 words).

2. Indicate your specific interest in rehabilitation counseling, and discuss the type of work you would like to do in this field (approximately 1,200 words).

This statement will be reviewed for both your overall message and your ability to write at the graduate level. Proofread your writing carefully; it is ranked according to its clarity, grammar, and syntax.

Office of Graduate Admissions
Resume or Curriculum Vitae Please make sure all educational background and professional history is current with degrees earned, institutions attended, majors, and GPAs. Please submit to Office of Graduate Admissions and email a copy to
International Applicants Only: TOEFL Scores International applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Office of Graduate Admissions only
Personal Interview When the Office of Graduate Admissions has notified us of your completed application, we will contact qualified candidates to arrange an interview (either in person or via teleconference). We will contact qualified candidates.

Please email us with any questions about the application process.

School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
in the College of Education and Human Development