FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

Graduate School of Rehabilitation Counseling

Address : Box 23345, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-3345

Telephone: (787) 764-0000, ext. 87400, 87413, 87419

Fax: (787)763-4199

E-mail: core@uprrp.edu

Website: http://graduados.uprrp.edu/core

DEGREE OFFERED

Master in Rehabilitation Counseling (MRC)

ACCREDITATION

Council on Rehabilitation Education

FACULTY

Roberto Frontera Benvenutti, PhD, Texas A&M University, 1991, Associate Professor, CRC
Rehabilitation counseling; special education; psychological and psycho-educational assessment; developmental disabilities; mental retardation; behavior modification.

Roberto González García, MRC, University of Puerto Rico, 1982, Associate Professor, CRC
Rehabilitation counseling; career and vocational counseling; Employment of persons with disabilities.

Marilyn Mendoza Lugo, MRC, University of Puerto Rico, 1974; PhD. candidate, University of Iowa; Associate Professor, CRC
Rehabilitation counseling; psychosocial aspects of a disability; clinical supervision; psychiatric rehabilitation; eating disorders: bulimia and anorexia; ethics in rehabilitation counseling.

Beatriz D. Rivera Urrutia, PhD, Temple University, 1983, Professor, CRC
Rehabilitation counseling; psychotherapy and vocational counseling; psychiatric rehabilitation; psychosocial adjustment of persons with disabilities (i.e. persons with spinal cord injury and with visual impairments)

Robinson A. Vázquez Ramos, PhD, The University of Iowa, 2003, Assistant Professor
Rehabilitation counseling; statistics; research in rehabilitation; assessment in rehabilitation counseling; professional ethics
The school also contracts of additional faculty.

MASTER’S PROGRAM

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or its equivalent.
  • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The School may admit students with a GPA of 2.75 if the combination of the general and the student’s specialty index results in a 3.0 GPA.
  • A basic course in statistics or scientific research, or its equivalent.
  • Graduate studies admission test ( EXADEP by its acronym in Spanish—previously known as PAEG)
  • A minimum of 9 credits on human behavior (minimum grade B in each course).
  • Interest in working with persons with disabilities.
  • An interview with the admissions committee of the School.
  • Essay on a subject of social interest suggested by the School.

Documents required with the application for admission

  • Application for Admission to Graduate Studies (electronic or paper copy)
  • Two official transcripts
  • Degree certificate
  • EXADEP scores
  • Essay on how the student became interested in the field

Graduation Requirements

  • Pass the comprehensive or qualifying exam
  • Develop, present, and defend a thesis or research project
  • Complete 55 credits
  • Achieve GPA of at least 3.0 for each semester
  • Uphold ethical conduct and a favorable attitude  toward serving individuals with impediments
  • Complete all requirements within a time period of no longer than six years after the date of admission

Public Law No. 58 of 1976 requires students to take a licensing examination after completing the master’s degree and before practicing as rehabilitation counselors in Puerto Rico.

Program of Study

Program Requirements

Credits

Required Courses

31

CORE 6001-6002  Medical and Psychiatric Aspects of Disabilities and Rehabilitation I-II

6

CORE 6005  Psychometrics in Rehabilitation

3

CORE 6006  Scientific Research Techniques in Rehabilitation

3

CORE 6007  Introduction to Rehabilitation

3

CORE 6008  Seminar on Occupational Information and its Applications to Employment

3

CORE 6011-12  Principles and Techniques of Rehabilitation Counseling I-II

6

CORE 6016  Techniques for the Evaluation and Employment of Persons with Disabilities

3

CORE 6017  Practicum in Rehabilitation Counseling

4

CORE 6090  Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling (Day Program) or
CORE 6091-92  Internship in Rehabilitation Counseling (Evening Program)

12

Electives

9

CORE 6900 Comprehensive Examination

0

Thesis or Research Project

 

CORE 6895 Thesis

3

CORE 6896  Thesis Continued

0

Total Credits

55

Description of Courses (PDF)

 
 
   

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