Counseling psychology as a psychological specialty facilitates personal and interpersonal functioning across the lifespan with a focus on emotional, social, vocational, educational, health-related, developmental and organizational concerns.
Populations served by counseling psychologists include people of all ages and cultural backgrounds. Examples include late adolescents or adults with career/educational concerns and children or adults facing severe personal difficulties. Counseling psychologists also consult with organizations seeking to enhance their effectiveness or the well-being of their members.Job titles and employers of recent graduates include:
- Psychologist, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
- Psychologist postdoctoral fellow, Geisinger Medical Center
- Psychologist, U. Washington Counseling Center
- Psychologist, Longwood University Counseling Center
- Psychologist, Liberty Health Group
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation, Supplemental Application / Portfolio
Graduate Program Application Requirements
Two years of relevant work experience is desirable.
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineDecember 1
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.