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.
Job titles and employers of recent graduates include:
- school counselors
- drug/alcohol treatment centers
- community mental health counseling
- college counselors
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio
Fall DeadlineROLLING (Up to 2 weeks before start)
Spring DeadlineROLLING (Up to 2 weeks before start)
Summer DeadlineROLLING (Up to 2 weeks before start)
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.
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