Admission of Undergraduate students to Wilberforce University requires:

  1. A high school grade point average of 2.0 or above.
  2. Official High School Transcripts.
  3. Submission of SAT or ACT Scores.

A transcript is considered official only when it is mailed directly from your high school to Wilberforce University. Transfer students must have their college transcripts on file before they can be accepted. No set score for the SAT or ACT is required, but a score must be submitted to the institution.

Wilberforce University also welcomes transfer students from community colleges, two, and four-year colleges and universities. Potential transfer students will need:

  1. A completed Wilberforce Admissions Application.
  2. An official high school transcript (if less than 30 credit hours were obtained at previous institution).
  3. Official transcripts from each post-secondary institution, college or university attended.

Note: Transfer students are required to be in good academic standing, have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better and be re-admissible to their previously attended institution.

Forward your application and supporting credentials to:

The Office of Admissions | Wilberforce University
P.O. Box 1001
Wilberforce, OH 45384

Wilberforce University currently offers a Master of Science (MS) degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. The program is designed to meet the growing demand for qualified, professionally trained rehabilitation counselors to work in public and private rehabilitation agencies and institutions. The 48-semester hour sequence of study prepares students to develop a mastery of the knowledge and skills identified by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) as requisite competencies for rehabilitation counselors.

Students who successfully complete coursework are eligible to sit for the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination.

Students gain experience by completing a practicum and two internships in settings such as behavioral healthcare facilities, state rehabilitation agencies, substance abuse and transitional programs, hospitals, private practice, community rehabilitation programs and colleges/universities. The practicum requires 100 clock hours-equivalent to eight hours per week with a minimum of 40 clock hours in direct contact with persons with disabilities. The internships require a total of 600 clock hours with a minimum of 240 clock hours in direct contact with persons with disabilities. Students are supervised by a Rehabilitation Counseling program faculty member and an on-site supervision.


Students seeking admission to the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling Program must first meet the admission requirements of the Graduate Program.

Students must apply to the School of Graduate Studies, Wilberforce University,      P. O. Box 1001, 1055 N. Bickett Road., Wilberforce, OH 45384-1001, six weeks prior to the start of the student’s first term of enrollment.

The priority deadline for applying is April 1 for the Fall semester and October 1 for Spring semester. Students must be officially accepted for admission to the School of Graduate Studies before registering for graduate courses.

Applicants must include the following documents:

Graduate Admission Application (please click)

 Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (except for Wilberforce University Alumni)

 Three letters of recommendation and rating sheet

 Resume or Curriculum Vitae

 An autobiographical narrative, two to three pages in length, double-spaced and typed

 A non-refundable application fee of $40

 GRE or MAT Scores-Have a copy of your score report sent to the school of graduate studies address listed on the top of the page. An acceptable score on the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) and should be taken within the last three years. This requirement may be waived if the applicant’s cumulative undergraduate GPA is 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.

 TOEFL (International Students) score in recent two years and a notarized statement of affidavit or support that indicates the manner financial support available to the applicant during his/her study at Wilberforce University.


An appearance for an interview with Faculty from the College of Graduate, Adult Continuing Education Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling program is required for candidates prior to admission. Candidates are evaluated on the following criteria:

 academic performance

 career goals

 personal characteristics

 writing skills

 demonstrated leadership ability

All documents received by the School of Graduate, Adult and Continuing Education become the property of Wilberforce University. Under no circumstances will they be returned to the applicant or forwarded to any agency or other college or university.

Admittance to enter the CLIMB program requires the applicant to have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) hours of credit from a regionally accredited college or university or an earned Associate Degree. Substantial work experience, responsibilities in supervisory and/or program development are essential.

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