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 clinical rehabilitation counseling program through 2029. 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. On completion of the MSCR program, you will possess the competencies and experiences necessary to take the Certified Rehabilitation Examination (CRC), National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and be able to apply for licensure as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in many states where it is required. Licensure requirements vary by state; you can find specific state information on the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) website.

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)
2020-2021 11 85% 100% 73%
2019-2020 9 90% 100% 100%
2018-2019 15 100% 98% 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." The application fee is non-refundable.

  3. Official Transcripts

    Paper Transcripts:
    Transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope by the institution and sent to our mailing address:

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

    Email PDF Transcripts:
    Applicants must submit official electronic transcripts directly from the institution or third-party processing center to

    • Applicants must submit official transcripts of college coursework from all colleges attended, utilizing one of the options above. The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is separate from Texas Tech University. Do not send transcripts to Texas Tech University, as this will delay the processing of your application.
    • Please note, official transcripts from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center are not required. Official transcripts from Texas Tech University are required.
    • Transcripts from any international college or university must have an official course-by-course evaluation from a Foreign Transcript Evaluation Service.
    • The applicant's responsibility is to ensure all required application materials, including updated transcripts, are submitted before the application deadline for each program.
  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

    If you are not a citizen/permanent resident of the United States, please refer to our International Applicants webpage for the additional requirements needed for your application.

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