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Counseling

The Master's of Arts program in Counseling offers two areas of concentration. The program prepares counselors to work in either clinical mental health counseling or school counseling. Professional counseling is the application of mental heath, psychological or human development principles, through cognitive, affective, behavioral or systemic intervention strategies that address wellness, personal growth or career development, as well as pathology. The mission of the program is to focus on the preparation of competent and ethical entry-level clinical mental health and school counselors to work in a variety of settings within the state, region and country.

Career Profile

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Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Supplemental Application, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Extra Accreditation Info

This program is the only counselor education program in the state of West Virginia that is accredited by the

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​February 1

Fall Deadline

February 15

Spring Deadline

​No Admission

Summer Deadline

​No Admission

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, Supplemental Application, 3 Letters of recommendation

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

This program is the only counselor education program in the state of West Virginia that is accredited by the

Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP).

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