Rehabilitation and Disability Studies | Langston University

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Mission Statement

The Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies’ (DRDS) mission is to train qualified personnel to provide quality rehabilitation and mental health services to persons with disabilities, and to engage in on-going research, information dissemination and service to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities. DRDS academic programs consist of Undergraduate Rehabilitation Services (RSP) and a CACREP accredited Master’s of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP). The RCP was first accredited by CORE in 2002. Since the merger of CACREP and CORE, the RCP has been accredited by CACREP since July 1, 2017.

Apply for Admission

Fill out the Rehabilitation and Disabilities Application Packet and review the application carefully and provide all requested material.

Please submit to the: Office of Graduate Admissions 7401 N. Kelley Avenue, Oklahoma City, Ok 73111. 

The Profession of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

The profession of rehabilitation offers a variety of exciting career options in diverse human settings. The rehabilitation counselor evaluates the types of services and then coordinates services for people with disabilities during the entire rehabilitation process. A major goal for the rehabilitation counselor is to assist persons with a disability by moving them from a position of psychological and economic dependence to independence. The rehabilitation counselor is the primary professional who manages components important in the rehabilitation process to prevent fragmentation and gaps in service.

Program Accreditation and Program Outcome

In accordance with CACREP Evaluation transparency standards, the Langston University Rehabilitation Counseling Program (RCP) provides information routinely to the public on its performance including, but not limited to, student enrollment, number of graduates the past academic year, accreditation status, completion rates, job placement rates, and student achievement consistent with policies of the institution, to foster continuing public awareness and confidence about academic quality. Select program outcomes are noted below for public access.

CACREP Accreditation Program Evaluaton Outcomes Report 2021-2022 (PDF)

CACREP Vital Statistics 2021-2022

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies

Scholarly activities funded by the DST Distinguished Professor Endowed Chair Award. Published Monograph January 2012

Barriers to the Participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Federal Disability and Rehabilitation Research and Development Enterprise: The Researchers' Perspective (PDF)

Published Monograph January 2011 Improving Vocational Rehabilitation Access and Return to Work and Career Outcomes among African American Wounded Warriors, Gulf War and Vietnam War Era Veterans with Disabilities (PDF)


Langston University - Student Chapter of Oklahoma Rehabilitation Counseling Association (LU-ORCA)

Student Chapter Mission To instill in our students and society a commitment to service, education, advocacy and an increased awareness of disability- related issues within our community.

ORCA-LU Association Application-(LU-OKC) ORCA-LU Association Application-(LU-Tulsa)

DRCDS Practicum & Internship Clinical Experience

Andre L. Washington, Ph.D., CRC, Clinical Experience Coordinator The purposes of the Practicum and Internship experiences are to enable the student to: 1) experience the full range of agency services; 2) have an intensive and supervised opportunity to “put it all together: case and caseload management; counseling; and evaluation and assessment using the broad range of knowledge of disability, vocational, and psychosocial factors acquired during the coursework portion of the program. Some agencies will be able to offer Practicum and Internships that are more specialized in some of these functions (i.e. Visual Rehabilitation Services). The experience will be supervised by an on-site designated supervisor as well as faculty supervisor.

Forms & Documents

Practicum: Forms | Practicum Manual (PDF)

Internship: Forms | Internship Manual (PDF)

Research and Training Center

Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities

Links to Related Information


ADA (American with Disabilities Act) 

ADA Checklist Polling Places 

Ability Resources 

ABLE Tech 

American Association of People with Disabilities 

American Council for the Blind 

American Foundation for the Blind 

American Printing House for the Blind 

DRS (CAP) Client Assistance Program 


Carl Albert Fellowship Internship 

Census Bureau- Disability Statistics 

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) 

Gallaudet University 



Job Accommodation Network 

Joint Oklahoma Information Network 

 Mental Health American (formerly National Mental Health Association) 

Mental Health Association in Tulsa 

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill 

National Braille Press 


National Center for Health Statistics

National Council on Disabilities 

National Federation of the Blind