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Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Psychometric Services
College of Education and Human Development


The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services, which offers graduate level training for aspiring counselors and psychometrist, received national accreditation for it’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). This prestigious national accreditation status is valid through the next renewal cycle of October 2023. Click here to learn more.

Be The Change

Graduates provide mental health, school and rehabilitation counseling, and psychometric services in schools, mental health centers, hospitals, and public and private rehabilitation agencies. Our counselors address social problems, assist consumers in productive living, and meet the needs of citizens with disabilities in the state of Mississippi.

General Requirements/Curriculum

Admission Requirements: 

Applicants must be admitted to both the Division of
Graduate Studies and the Counseling Program. The
Counseling Program has the following admission
requirements in addition to the Division of Graduate
Studies requirements.

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 for regular admission and 2.80 for conditional admission, at the undergraduate level.
  2. Interview and a writing sample.
  3. Three letters of recommendation sent directly to the department.
  4. Applications will only be accepted for Fall or Summer enrollment.

Degree Requirements
To qualify for a Masters’ degree in the department, a student must complete 60 semester hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above and obtain a passing score on the Graduate Comprehensive Examination

Academic Programs


The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Psychometric services offers specialized academic programs that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to assist individuals and groups in addressing psychological, social, and emotional issues. A general overview of the curriculum include courses in human development, abnormal psychology, counseling theories and techniques, rehabilitation services, and psychometric assessment. Graduate students also take courses in research methods, ethics, and cultural diversity to gain a better understanding of the broader social and cultural context in which counseling services are provided.



 In addition to classroom instruction, counseling, rehabilitation, and psychometric services degree programs often provide opportunities for hands-on learning through internships, practicums, and clinical experiences. These experiences can help students develop practical skills and gain real-world experience working with clients in various settings, such as hospitals, schools, community centers, and private practices.

“Challenging Minds, Changing Lives.”


The faculty regularly engages in research and scholarly endeavors. Student research is strongly encouraged with opportunities for students to present scholarly papers at professional conferences and to publish with faculty. Each student is encouraged to become a member of the international counseling academic honor society, Chi Sigma Iota, Beta Omicron Chapter.



Rehabilitation Counselor School Counselor Marriage Therapist  Psychometrist 
Social Service Assistant  Career Counselor Family Therapist  Substance Abuse Counselor


Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services
programs are housed within the College of Education and Human Development, which is accredited by the Council on the Accreditation Educational Programs (CAEP). The Clinical Mental Health, School Counseling and Rehabilitation Counseling programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Students who complete the masters level School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling programs meet the criteria required to apply for counselor licensing.

Want to learn more? Click below to learn more about accreditation and consider joining our Chi Sigma Iota Chapter.



Forms and Documents

2023-2024 Student Handbook

JSU Rehabilitation Counseling RSA Scholarship




For more information, please contact us at (601) 979-3364.  We look forward to meeting with you and seeing how our program can help you achieve your goals.



Dion F. Porter, Ph.D., CRC – Department Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services
SEB, Room 319-A, Office Number 601-979-3364