Admissions Process

Prospective students include individuals who are employed in rehabilitation agencies serving persons who are blind and/or people who are in graduate training programs leading toward a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

In order to be considered, an applicant must:

  • Complete and return the Statement of Interest Form
  • Available on this site from June 1 - October 1

  • Submit a letter indicating why they are interested in the program
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit official hard copy of undergraduate and graduate academic transcript(s)

Please send all materials, including transcripts to:

Angela Shelton, Coordinator
NRTC on Blindness and Low Vision
P O Box 6189
Mississippi State MS 39762

Limited Stipends Admission

Federal stipends are limited and slots will be filled on the basis of qualifications. Individuals with visual impairments and traditionally under-served populations are encouraged to apply. All applicants will automatically be considered for a stipend. Students receiving stipends will be expected to work in the field for one year, or they will need to repay the award to the Rehabilitation Services Administration.