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We’re here to help you every step of the way. You can speak to the Graduate Disability, Addiction and Rehabilitation Advisor at 940-565-2488 or e-mail rhs@unt.edu with questions about the Graduate Academic Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling or to find out the status of your application.

For questions about the Toulouse Graduate School application process, call 940-565-2383 or e-mail graduateschool@unt.edu.  (The official transcripts and letters of recommendation should be sent to GradAdmission@unt.edu.)

College of Health and Public Service
Department of Disability, Addiction and Rehabilitation

Phone: 940-565-2488
E-mail dar@unt.edu

Mailing address:
University of North Texas
Department of Disability, Addiction and Rehabilitation
1155 Union Circle #311456
Denton, TX 76203-5017


Tuition and Fees

You can estimate your tuition and fees by using our Tuition Calculators. For more information about tuition plan options, fees, and tuition, see Student Financial Services. Getting your online Graduate Academic Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling is not only convenient, but it’s also affordable.

Financial Aid

UNT offers a variety of options to help you finance your education, including financial aid, grants, and student loans. Visit financialaid.unt.edu to find out more about the application and award process.

UNT has been named one of America's 100 Best College Buys© for 22 consecutive years and offers the quality of a private university at an affordable cost.

Applying for financial aid

  1. Apply for financial aid online at fafsa.gov. The application is required for all types of financial aid, including Pell and other federal grants, state grants and loans. The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available each Jan. 1.
  2. You must enroll in 6 hours (over one or two online sessions) in order to be eligible for financial aid.
  3. Financial aid awards will be disbursed 10 days prior to the first day of class. Awards will not disburse if you are enrolled in only 3 credit hours.
  4. Contact Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at 940-565-2302 or by e-mail Financial Aid directly, please click on "Ask a question" through AskUNT for information regarding financial aid for the online program.

Financial Aid

  • $320 million awarded annually
  • 72% of UNT students receive aid

Learn more about financial aid at financialaid.unt.edu.


  • Merit and/or need-based
  • No repayment required
  • Many federal, state and institutional grants are available at UNT

Learn more about grants at financialaid.unt.edu/grants.


  • Available at low-interest rates to students
  • Repayment required

Learn more about loans at financialaid.unt.edu/loans.



Our faculty members are committed to inquiry and shared discovery, best professional practices, active participation in professional and scholarly organizations, the effective use of technology, and the value of intellectual and human diversity.

They are committed to your success and are your partners throughout the online course process. Your professors will be available to you through:

  • Facilitating discussion threads
  • Organizing and participating in student chats
  • Continually monitoring and encouraging student activity and progress
  • Engaging students with questions about coursework via e-mail

Graduate Academic Certificate in Rehabilitation Counseling:



The post-graduate advanced certificate in rehabilitation counseling is designed for current and aspiring rehabilitation counselors who intend to pursue the certified rehabilitation counselor credential, per Category R established by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification.

The certificate requires 21 hours of post-graduate coursework in rehabilitation counseling.

Eagle with PeopleNOTE: Background courses may be required if your undergraduate degree did not prepare you for current master level courses. Background courses are assessed on an as-needed basis after evaluation of undergraduate transcripts.

Required Courses:

RHAB 5700 (3 hours) Introduction to Rehabilitation
RHAB 5710 (3 hours) Rehabilitation in a Multicultural Society
RHAB 5720 (3 hours) Rehabilitation Counseling Theories or RHAB 5721 (3 hours) Rehabilitation Counseling Applications
RHAB 5740 (3 hours) Rehabilitation Assessment
RHAB 5730 (3 hours) Disability Aspects I
RHAB 5741 (3 hours) Employment and Career Development
RHAB 5742 (3 hours) Case Management and Rehabilitation Services
Course substitution: RHAB 5731 (3 hours) Disability Aspects II may be substituted for RHAB 5720 if a counseling theories course has been taken as a part of their previous graduate degree. Other courses may be substituted with permission of the graduate advisor depending if taken a previous graduate degree(s).

How to Apply

Application Process

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For information regarding gainful employment disclosure data, go to the Toulouse Graduate School certificate disclosure page and select the rehabilitation counseling option.

  • Students must apply to the UNT Toulouse Graduate School and have transcripts of all academic work sent to UNT.
  • There is a one-time $75 application fee.
  • Students must also complete a program application &and upload a resume and self-statement. However, certificate applicants do not need to send in letters of recommendation.


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