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USM, UMM Enrolling Students for Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Added on: October 02, 2012

November 15th Application Deadline for Machias Cohort

MACHIAS, Maine – The University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with the University of Maine at Machias, is currently enrolling students for its 54-credit graduate degree in rehabilitation counseling. The Machias cohort will begin coursework in summer 2013.

The program allows Washington and Hancock County students to obtain a master’s degree in counseling through a combination of distance education technologies and three in-person classes held in Machias. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master of Science in Counseling from USM.

The program is nationally accredited through the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) and students who complete the three-and-a-half-year program will be eligible for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor. With two additional courses, students will also be eligible for state licensure as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).

The deadline for applying for admission into the program is November 15. For more information, contact Charles Bernacchio, USM assistant professor of counselor education, at 207-780-5319 or e-mail

In addition, UMM is offering the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) at 4 p.m. on Monday, October 22 for students who are planning to apply to graduate school. Administration of the test costs $50 and official results will be mailed to selected graduate schools within 10 to 15 days. To register for the MAT, visit and look up UMM, or contact Meghan Duff, assistant professor of psychology, at

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