Are you a bright and motivated student who wants an M.S. degree with Deaf track?

Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*


Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for recent graduates is 96 – 100% within six months of graduation.


A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).


Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2018 school year.  Deadline is Feb 1, 2018 or until the slots are filled. You may contact Dr. Denise Thew Hackett (email: if you plan to submit an application after the deadline.  Face-to-Face interview on March 2nd, 2018 or during March on Videophone if unable to attend the March 2nd  face to face interview due to geography distance.


*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.*


Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


For more information and application materials visit


You may contact me by email to request for informal informational meeting on Videophone/Skype/FaceTime to learn more about our Deaf track and the RMHC program, and the application process.


Denise Thew Hackett, PhD, MSCI, CRC (Deaf and ASL fluent)

RMHC Program Coordinator, Deaf Track Advisor

Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, OR 97361