Eugenia Bodenhamer-Davis, Associate Professor; Ph.D., North Texas. Biofeedback and neurofeedback; psychosocial and spiritual aspects of rehabilitation; rehabilitation psychology.
Denise Catalano, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Wisconsin. Psychosocial aspects of responses to disability; development of rehabilitation counseling students.
Brandi L. Darensbourg, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Texas at Austin. Psychosocial aspects of disability; students with disabilities in postsecondary education; employment of persons with disabilities, specifically people with blindness or visual impairments.
Chandra M. Donnell, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Michigan State. Psychiatric rehabilitation; multicultural issues in rehabilitation.
Linda L. Holloway, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s. Community rehabilitation; supported employment; psychiatric rehabilitation; mentally ill offenders.
Paul Leung, Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State. Ethnic/cultural issues related to persons with disabilities and rehabilitation; disability management; students with disabilities in postsecondary education; rehabilitation outcomes.
James Quinn, Professor; Ph.D., Louisiana State. The effect of drugs on brain and behavior; predictors of successful treatment.
Zachery B. Sneed, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Southern Illinois. Bolstering undergraduate rehabilitation education; facilitating the professionalization of rehabilitation practitioners.
In the Rehabilitation Counseling program at the University of North Texas, our graduates enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and strengthen communities. They are prepared as professionals by learning evidence-based practices and by engaging in collaborative research.
The Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation provides course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. The courses are offered online or in face-to-face formats to accommodate personal and work obligations or your particular learning style. Our goal is to provide you the best educational experience possible in a strong student- centered environment.
While you are earning your degree, we also help prepare you for national certification as a rehabilitation counselor or in biofeedback and state licensing as a professional counselor or chemical dependency counselor.
You will receive intensive supervision and mentoring from our faculty members as well as other experts in the field who serve as adjunct instructors. The academic course work is integrated with service learning through an on-campus disability Wellness and Employment Learning Laboratory (UNT WELL). The laboratory uses cutting-edge research to give you research and clinical experience in rehabilitation services.
Our faculty members are involved in a wide variety of research projects. Current research projects focus on:
Our graduate program is ranked No. 13 nationally and No. 1 in Texas according to U.S. News and World Report. We are also accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 300; Schaumburg, Ill. 60173; telephone 847-944-1345).
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School and our program. The graduate school requirements are outlined at gradschool.unt.edu. The program admission process includes:
The M.S. degree program consists of 48 credit hours of combined academic course work and practical experience. You may complete the thesis or nonthesis option. The required course work examines areas such as counseling, case management and the vocational rehabilitation process. Detailed information about course offerings is at www.unt.edu/catalog.
We have several stipends available if you are currently working with, or are planning to work with, the state-federal vocational rehabilitation system. These stipends are funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration and are awarded on a competitive basis.
Several graduate assistant positions are also available each year to assist with faculty research projects. Half-time assistantships carry medical insurance benefits. Out-of-state and international students who receive half-time assistantships also become eligible to pay in-state tuition rates.
Additional financial assistance is provided through scholarships, first-year fellowships and McNair Fellowships. Information about these financial assistance programs is available from the department or by visiting gradschool.unt.edu or financialaid.unt.edu.