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Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Program Outcomes

The program is a 60-unit program that accepts approximately 30 students per year and takes an average of 5 semesters (2.5 years) to complete. Average cost to complete the program is $19,000 over a period of 2.5 years.


*Applications are not currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration Rehabilitation Long-Term Training Grant. The program is working to provide future funding opportunities to potential and current students.*

Student outcomes are evaluated each year using field-site evaluation and learning objective rubrics as a part of overall program evaluation. The Program has a U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) training grant that generates an average of $130,000 annually for student support in the form of four (4) semesters of paid tuition, professional development, and related expenses.

We encourage and support students to present at regional, state, and national rehabilitation counseling conferences. In the 2015-2016 academic year we provided funds to nine CRMHC students so that they could attend and present at national conferences (e.g., ACA, NCRE, NAMRC).

 Students have presented at a multitude of conferences which included the: the National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) Conference in April 2016 in Newport Beach, CA, the NCRE Conference in October 2015 in Arlington, VA, the National Association of Multicultural and Rehabilitation Concerns in New Orleans, LA in July 2016 and the American Counseling Association Conference in April 2017 in San Francisco, CA. Please contact Dr. Jenelle Pitt for additional information:

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)

Recently, the State of California passed statutory requirements for the Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) credential in which students have taken additional units and met criteria toward this license. Please visit the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) for more information:

Student Outcomes

Currently, the graduate program has a total of 124 students. Admission rates have been healthy over the past five years taking in 26 students in 2020-2021. 

During the 2019-2020 academic year (AY), a total of 27 students graduated from the program.

During 2019-2020 academic year review 79% of students completed the program within two and a half years.

All students passed their clinical coursework (100%).

  • 2019-2020, AY, 94% of students passed the comprehensive examination on the first attempt.

Approximately, 96% of graduates from the program find employment within three months of completion. Of the 21 alumni who returned the survey, 5% were seeking employment specifically in the counseling field and 95% were employed in the counseling field.

Alumni reported employment in vocational rehabilitation, education settings, mental health services, behavioral health center, and case management services.

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Fresno State’s Master of Science degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), through October 31, 2023.