Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)

How to Apply

The GRE is no longer required to apply to this program.

Important Dates for Fall 2024

Priority Consideration Deadlines

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
March 1, 2024
2. Interfolio program application April 1, 2024
3. Official transcripts due April 1, 2024

Final Deadlines

Item Due Date
1. Cal State Apply application
(opens October 1 each year)
April 1, 2024
2. Interfolio program application April 15, 2024
3. Official transcripts due April 15, 2024

Steps 1-4: Admission to SDSU

Steps 1-4 must be completed through the SDSU Graduate Admissions Office.
Get help and tips on how to complete the Cal State Apply application.

Before You Begin

When completing the Cal State Apply application you are prompted to choose between one of two program concentrations (rehabilitation counseling or clinical rehabilitation counseling). Please make sure you fully understand the differences between the concentrations before you begin your application. You can find the information you need on the ARPE website. 

SDSU Graduate Admissions: Steps to Apply

Step 5: Admission to Program

Your program application has been created in a system called Interfolio. For help, refer to this Interfolio Tutorial (PDF).

Please gather the required program-specific documents below and have them ready to upload to the Interfolio program application.


Prepare a resume or curriculum vitae. We expect that this will at least include your education, paid and volunteer work history, as well as your community activities.

Letter of Recommendation

Request 3 letters of recommendation from individuals who you have interacted with professionally. You will enter their name and email addresses into the program application and recommenders will add the letter electronically to your application in PDF or MS Word format.

Personal Statement

This is your opportunity to supply the Admissions Committee with a verbal picture of yourself as a person. Particularly helpful would be a discussion of your professional goals as they apply to your reasons for seeking admission to the Rehabilitation Counselor program. Please type your personal statement, using double-spacing and at least 12-point font.

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Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)