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Community Health

Examine public health issues. Create innovative solutions. Build stronger communities. Learn about health and rehabilitation services, and become an agent of change.

Master of Science in Rehabilitation

Empowering individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live more independently in the community.

The program offers a state-of-the-art curriculum producing graduates with advanced human service skills and abilities to provide top rehabilitation counseling services. 
This is achieved by:

  • A high-quality learning environment grounded in student and faculty interaction and communication
  • Exceptional and internationally recognized faculty conducting leading-edge research
  • An emphasis on theory-based research emphasizing optimal health, vocational outcomes, and participation for persons with disabilities and chronic health conditions
  • Close relationships and clinical placements with existing campus partners, including the Chez Veterans Center and the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
  • Offering challenging clinical placements in both urban and rural settings throughout the state of Illinois, nationally, and internationally

Admissions Requirenents

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate work and any graduate work completed
  • Official results of the aptitude portions of the Graduate Record Examination with a score of 152 on both verbal and quantitative. Scores cannot be more than 5 years old.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • Official Transcripts
  • On the TOEFL part: International students must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores, with a minimum for full status admission: greater than 102 (IBT), greater than 253 (CBT), greater than 610 (PBT), or greater than 7.0 (IELTS). Scores cannot be more than 2 years old.
  • Students for whom English is not their native language and who wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship must achieve a score on the speaking sub-section of 24 (IBT) or 8 (IELTS)

Admission Deadlines

Students may apply to either the M.S. or the Ph.D. program. Applications for Fall admission are due on January 15. Applications for Spring semester are due on October 1.

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL

English Proficiency Test: TOEFL
English Proficiency Test Minimum for Limited Status Admission with English as a Second Language Placement Test Required* Minimum for Full Status Admission**
TOEFL iBT 79-102 greater than 102
TOEFL CBT 213-253 greater than 253
TOEFL PBT 550-610 greater than 610
IELTS (academic exam) 6.5-7.0 greater than 7.0

If students want to be considered for a teaching assistantship, they must have at least 24 on the speaking part of the TOEFL.

If you are an international student, information about a VISA can be found here.

Curriculum

Non-Thesis Option

For more information please contact an advisor or review the academic catalog.

Code Course
REHB 401
REHB 401 Intro to Rehabilitation

Hours: 4

REHB 402
REHB 402 Medical Aspects of Disability

Hours: 4

REHB 501
REHB 501 Rehabilitation Research

Hours: 4

REHB 585
REHB 585 Rehabilitation Practicum

Hours: 4

Specialization Coursework (from approved list)

Hours: 20-23

Seminar

Hours: 4

Total Hours: 40

Other Requirements (may overlap)

Minimum Hours Required Within the Unit:    30
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:    12 (8 within the unit)
Minimum GPA:    3.0

Thesis Option

For more information please contact an advisor or review the academic catalog.

Code Course
REHB 401
REHB 401 Intro to Rehabilitation

Hours: 4

REHB 402
REHB 402 Medical Aspects of Disability

Hours: 4

REHB 501
REHB 501 Rehabilitation Research

Hours: 4

REHB 585
REHB 585 Rehabilitation Practicum

Hours: 4

Specialized Coursework (from approved list)

Hours: 20-23

Seminar

Hours: 4

REHB 599
REHB 599 Thesis Research

Hours: 8

Total Hours: 48

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Julie Jenkins
Office Administrator
jjenkns@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-1083

Dr. Steven Petruzzello
Associate Head for Graduate Studies
petruzze@illinois.edu

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