College of Education

Counselor Education

$35K

median salary in 2019

according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

120K

job postings last year

according to Burning Glass

12,300

10 Year Job Outlook

Restart your search

Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 04/1/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Credits required: 60
Cost per credit: $693

Dr. Keith B. Wilson, Ph.D., CRC.

Program Chair/Coordinator and Director of Graduate Studies in Counselor Education

Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education

College of Education

Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, & Rehabilitation Counseling

224 Taylor Education Building

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-6076

  • MAC
Designed for working professionals who aspire to become Rehabilitation or Mental Health Counselors. Graduates of this program receive a Master of Arts in Counseling (M.A.C) in Counselor Education with a specialty in either Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Rehabilitation Counseling. Our program is approved by the Kentucky Council on Higher Education and is the only Master’s program in Rehabilitation Counseling in the Commonwealth. We are also proud to have nationally recognized faculty within a program that has been consistently ranked in the top ten rehabilitation counseling programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 04/1/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Credits required: 60
Cost per credit: $693

Reach Your Potential

With intensive 8-week courses, a student in our program can specialize in Rehabilitation Counseling or Clinical Mental Health Counseling. The Rehabilitation Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling tracks lead to licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in most states.  As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Provide counseling and planning to a wide-variety of individuals with disabilities.
  • Design interventions to mitigate environmental, employment, and attitudinal barriers.
  • Consult on regulatory issues, drawing on your knowledge of legal requirements, like the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As part of the M.A.C, you will complete fieldwork experience and a practicum at an approved site in your geographic area.
See more about course work and field requirements.
Read about our program's  success: Counselor Education Report.

Admission Requirements 

  • An undergraduate G.P.A. of 2.75 or higher, or a graduate GPA of at least 3.00
  • CV/Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • A personal interview with program faculty
  • Three references indicating appropriateness of student for the program
  • A written statement indicating interest in and goals for the degree program
  • GRE scores are not required

This program only has Fall admissions.

Imagine Your Future

Rehabilitation Counselors

Rehabilitation counselors help people with physical, mental, developmental, or emotional disabilities live independently.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics | Click the link for more info.


Refund Policies

You can find tuition refund policies, deadlines, amounts, and other important information on the UK Student Account Services website.


Contact

Dr. Keith B. Wilson, Ph.D., CRC.

Program Chair/Coordinator and Director of Graduate Studies in Counselor Education

Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education

College of Education

Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, & Rehabilitation Counseling

224 Taylor Education Building

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 257-6076

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.