Rehabilitation Counseling

Undergraduate Programs


The Rehabilitation Counseling Program prepares graduate students to become fully competent, dedicated, and effective Rehabilitation Counselors, who embrace and practice the rehabilitation core values.

People with disabilities share all of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities enjoyed by all members of society and shall be treated as full and equal participants in society without regard to type or degree of disability.

When people with disabilities require or request assistance in order to achieve the rights, privileges, and responsibilities afforded by society, that assistance will be provided by a qualified, conscientious, and dedicated provider who promotes informed choice, empowerment, and the integrity of the individual.

In addition to being guided by the mission statement listed above, the Program has adopted and advocates for practices that follow the Code of Professional Ethics for Rehabilitation Counselors, adopted by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification, effective January 1, 2010. All Rehabilitation Counseling Program faculty and staff strive to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with this Code, while encouraging and educating students to do the same

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program at Minnesota State University, Mankato has been offered at the Master’s degree level since 1959, with its first graduate completing the program in 1960. 

Policies & Faculty


Contact Information

314 Clinical Sciences Building


Department Chair
  • Megan Mahowald, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

100 Level

Credits: 3

Promotes an understanding of the impact of physical and mental disabilities on people in their daily livesthrough in-class contacts and exercises with and about persons with disabilities.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-07

Diverse Cultures: Gold