Why study rehabilitation and human services and counseling at UND?

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As people with disabilities engage more actively in community life, the demand for well-prepared rehabilitation professionals will grow. A bachelor's degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services combined with a master's degree in Counseling will set you apart in an expanding job market.

UND's combined program leads to a B.S. in Rehabilitation and Human Services (or a minor in RHS with a related-field major) and an M.A. in Counseling in just five years — saving you a full year of time and tuition.

In the first three years of the program, you'll prepare to work with individuals across the lifespan with all kinds of disabilities. Once you've completed 95 undergraduate credits, you can start building the skills of a professional counselor through graduate coursework in counseling. 

You'll graduate from college with two degrees, ready to thrive in a rewarding career.

How does a combined rehabilitation and human services/counseling degree work?

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, apply to UND and your program. As a current student, connect with your advisor to make sure you stay on track for the combined or accelerated program. During your junior year, you can officially apply to the School of Graduate Studies. Complete the required courses, and you'll earn both your undergraduate and graduate degree at the same time.

Rehabilitation and Human Services B.S. and Counseling M.S. at UND

  • Conduct in-depth research in a topic of particular interest.

  • Join the Rehab Club to explore your interests with your classmates.

  • Gain real-world experience in an internship with a local agency.

Rehabilitation Human Services and Counseling Careers


Median annual salary for social and community service managers 

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Social and Community Service Managers


Anticipated job growth for rehabilitation counselors

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Rehabilitation Counselors

You'll graduate with the skills to provide effective rehabilitation services to individuals with a wide range of psychological or physical disabilities. UND graduates find work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Schools
  • Prisons
  • Independent-living centers
  • Rehabilitation agencies
  • Private practice
  • Medical rehabilitation
  • College disability support programs
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Communication disorders

Our graduates also work as agency directors, vocational rehabilitation consultants, rehabilitation forensics specialists and much more

Rehabilitation Human Services and Counseling Courses You Could Take

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Affordable Degree in Counseling

UND's counseling program consistently ranks among the best for educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.

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