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Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (M) - Online

The clinical rehabilitation and mental health counselor education program in the College of Education and Human Services offers a curriculum at the master’s degree level. All students complete coursework related to rehabilitation, mental health and disability issues as well as coursework in counseling and resource management. The clinical rehabilitation and mental health counseling program is available for both full- and part-time students. The e-campus program is offered through WVU Online and starts in the fall of each year. Students may work with a faculty adviser to substitute on-campus counseling courses for those offered online as part of their plan of study.

Career Profile

Job titles and employers of recent graduates include:
Vocational rehabilitation counselor, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services; vocational rehabilitation counselor, Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation; vocational rehabilitation counselor, MO Department of Vocational Rehabilitation; case worker II, Department of Human Services; director of employment services, Community Options, Inc.; rehabilitation supervisor, Florida Division of Blind Services; job coach, Kannopolis City Schools; vocational rehabilitation counselor, Department of Veterans Affairs; rehabilitation counselor, West Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services; independent living specialist, Alaska Access; rehabilitation counselor, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation.

Employment of rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow by 28 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for rehabilitation counselors is expected to grow with the increase in the elderly population and with the continued rehabilitation needs of other groups, such as veterans and people with disabilities. Rehabilitation counselors can work in the private sector as well as for the federal and state vocational rehabilitation systems. Others are counselors in mental health or substance abuse treatment programs or transition counselors for public school systems.

Course Delivery Options


Program Application Requirements

Supplemental Application, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements


Extra Accreditation Info

The Master of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

​March 15

Fall Deadline

​April 15

Spring Priority

​Do Not Admit

Spring Deadline

​Do Not Admit

Summer Priority

​Do Not Admit

Summer Deadline

​Do Not Admit

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.

The Master of Science degree program in Rehabilitation Counseling is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE).

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