Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Admissions Requirements | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

MSCR Admissions Information

The Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) program begins twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. Please visit the link below for application and deadline information. 

Accreditation, Certification, and Licensure

The MSCR Program is currently accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as a rehabilitation counseling program through 2023. The program is applying for accreditation with CACREP as a clinical rehabilitation counseling program. The program was previously accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) from 2003-2017. Students who graduate from the MSCR program are eligible to sit for the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam, and the National Counselor Exam (NCE). Graduates are also eligible to apply to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in and outside the state of Texas.

Program/Student Outcomes
Academic Year Total Graduating Students Program Completion (Graduation) Rate Licensure Examination Pass Rate Employment Rate (6 months after passing the licensure examination)
2018-2019 15 97.7% 97.7% 100%
2017-2018 25 95% 95% 100%

Admissions Requirements

  1. Online Application

    Applicants for the MSCR program must complete the TTUHSC SHP application. Additional forms will be added to you checklist after you have submitted the online application. Required supporting documentation (if applicable) can be uploaded from your Student Status page.

  2. Application Fee

    The $75 Application Fee may be paid by credit card through the online application system. You may also pay by check or money order; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." 

  3. Official Transcripts

    The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

    TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
    3601 4th Street MS 6294
    Lubbock, TX 79430

  4. Criminal Background Check

    All students must complete a criminal background check prior to entering the MSCR program.

  5. Official GRE Scores

    The GRE is not required for the MSCR Program.

  6. Bachelor's Degree

    Individuals applying for the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) degree program must already hold a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in a related area such as psychology, sociology, rehabilitation, occupational therapy, social work, special education or nursing; however, degrees in other areas will be considered.

  7. Minimum GPA

    Individuals applying for the Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling (MSCR) degree must meet the following Grade Point Average (GPA) requirements:

    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, or
    • A minimum cumulative GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses of 2.7 or higher
    • Applicant's with lower GPA's may be considered based upon their work experience in a human services related field for three (3) or more years.
  8. Resume

    A current resume is required to be submitted through the online application system.

  9. Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required for an application to be complete, but the program prefers three letters of recommendation be submitted. Letters of recommendation are submitted online through the SHP Application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender will receive an email with a link to our recommendation form for them to submit electronically.

  10. Essay

    Applicants must complete an essay within the online application. The essay should
    include why you want to pursue a Master's Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation
    Counseling at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. You will also be
    asked to describe yourself, your goals, and how you feel culture/diversity impacts
    the clinical rehabilitation counseling field.

  11. International Applicants

    All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. We also require TOEFL/IELTS Scores for any applicant for whom English is their second language (scores are considered on a case by case basis). Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information and TOEFL/IELTS exemptions.

Application Process

Prior work experience, paid or voluntary, in human service settings will normally be expected. Persons applying with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Fulfillment of the basic requirements does not guarantee admission

The applications for admission to the MSCR program are reviewed and rank ordered according to:

  • Academic performance
  • Career goals
  • Previous work or volunteer experience to the field
  • Unique individual contributions to the field
  • Writing skills
  • Computer literacy

The faculty admissions committee selects the top applicants and rank orders them according to the selection criteria. Selected applicants are contacted for a telephone interview. Recommendations for admission are made to the Dean of the School of Health Professions.

Application Submission Checklist

  1. Online SHP Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts
  4. Letters of Recommendation - Two Required
  5. Resume

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at