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Our Mission

is to prepare professionals to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and substance use disorders

What We Do

Is there a spark inside of you that ignites at the thought of positively impacting another’s life? Does the idea of a career in empowering individuals with disabilities and addiction inspire you?

Our department is comprised of community engaged academics—an education that reaches beyond the classroom and into the community. We prepare rehabilitation professionals through a  progressive undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Studies, a top-ranked graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling  and with minors and certificates.  Our alumni enter the work force prepared to provide individuals with  physical or cognitive disabilities,  mental health issues and/or substance use  disorders the tools to maintain an independent, functioning and self-sustaining life.  A diverse group of individuals enter our programs as students and graduate into various careers such as job coaches, rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists and substance use and recovery treatment professionals.  

If you have something to offer individuals with disabilities or substance use disorders, our department can offer you the building blocks to get there. With more than a 90% employment rate post master’s program graduation, hands-on experience and a  diverse and exceptional faculty, you will be prepared to start making a true,  positive change in the lives of others. LET YOUR SPARK BECOME A FLAME.

Who Are You?

Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Studies


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Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling 


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Pathways Program

Giving African American and Latino(a) students the opportunity to earn their master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling at an accelerated rate.

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Anyone Can Minor

Disability and addiction rehabilitation issues pertain to a vast number of careers beyond rehabilitation counseling. Students at the University of North Texas have the opportunity to receive their minor in rehabilitation studies or substance use treatment to enhance their major.

Anyone Can Minor

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Get Your Certificate

We offer certificates in substance use disorder treatment, rehabilitation studies and rehabilitation counseling for all students within the University of North Texas. Employment Opportunities Over 90% of our graduate students are employed within six months post-graduation. (See Job Listings)

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Programs & Services

Our academic programs are tightly intertwined with community services that provide real assistance to individuals with disabilities and substance use disorders

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Employment Opportunities 

...90% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation

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