UMM-USM to Offer Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling

The University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine at Machias, will offer a 54-credit graduate degree in rehabilitation counseling beginning in the summer of 2010.

The Master of Science in counseling will be granted through USM and the curriculum will be offered primarily through distance education technologies in the following formats: interactive television, videoconferencing, and online.

In addition, selected classes will be taught on-campus at UMM. Students who complete the 3 1/2 year-program will be eligible for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor. Students who decide to take an additional three classes of targeted coursework will be eligible for state licensure as a licensed clinical professional counselor.

Information sessions are scheduled for the fall through videoconferencing at 7pm Monday, Sept. 21, and 7pm Monday, Nov. 16 at Torrey Hall at UMM. No RSVP is required.

For more information contact Stephen Murphy, professor of counseling at USM,; 780-5319; or Meghan Duff, assistant professor of psychology, behavioral science & community studies, UMM;; 255-1227.

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