West Virginia Counseling Programs Guide

There are 5 different CACREP accredited counseling programs offered at schools with campus locations in West Virginia.

Students looking to obtain a Master's degree in Counseling, look no further. Located in the eastern United States, West Virginia is home to Marshall University and West Virginia University, both are accredited colleges that offer degrees in Counseling.

Completing your counseling degree at an accredited college ensures you are eligible to obtain licensure once you've completed this program. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia University offers an MA in Counseling with three concentrations which include Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.

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West Virginia Counseling Degree Programs

Overall there are 4 universities in West Virginia with counseling programs, which only offer under a dozen different counseling programs. The programs are offered at numerous degree levels, however. Here is the summary of counseling degrees in West Virginia:

  • 4 universities with counseling programs in West Virginia
  • 5 different CACREP accredited counseling programs
  • 2 universities with CACREP accredited programs

Consider reviewing our list of schools with online counseling degrees or the full list of CACREP online accredited programs in counseling for more options for an online counseling degree.

Here are a few schools in West Virginia with CACREP-accredited counseling programs:
  • Marshall University: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A. in School Counseling
  • West Virginia University: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.A. in School Counseling M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
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Snapshot: Online CACREP Accredited Programs

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Students interested in obtaining licensure after graduation should contact the West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling.

Online Counseling Programs in West Virginia

Another accredited university in West Virginia is Marshall University. Marshall provides the convenience of two college campuses located in Huntington and South Charleston. Although this university does not offer an online degree, they do offer a distance education program.

Students have the option to specialize in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling both on campus or through the new distance education program offered at Marshall. Besides these two specialties, Marshall offers a five-course Graduate Certificate Program in Violence, Loss and Trauma Counseling. Marshall is an accredited university through the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

Counselor Salaries & Employment by Metro Area in West Virginia

City / Metro AreaAverage SalaryTotal EmployedSalary Range
Lowest 25% to Highest 90%
Beckley
$54,130
50
$39,850 to $64,840
Charleston
$56,520
100
$44,050 to $101,710
Huntington-Ashland
$56,860
110
$42,310 to $91,060
Morgantown
$64,460
40
$49,510 to $124,520

West Virginia Counseling Licensure: West Virginia Counseling Licensing Boards

West Virginia Counseling Licensure

Board of Examiners in Counseling
815 Quarrier Street, Suite 212
Charleston, WV 25301
304/558-5494
800/520-3852
[email protected]
www.wvbec.org
Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

School Counseling Licensure

Department of Education
Office of Professional Preparation

Building 6, Room 2521900
Kanawha Blvd. East
Charleston, WV 25305
(304) 558-7010(800) 982-2378
http://wvde.state.wv.us/certification
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If you are looking for Marriage and Family Therapy programs, go to our guide on MFT programs in West Virginia.

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Schools With Campus-Based CACREP Accredited West Virginia Counseling Degrees

CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs) is the top accrediting board for counseling programs. Below, you will find a list of all of the CACREP accredited counseling programs in West Virginia. Keep scrolling or jump to all programs for all programs or view online CACREP accredited counseling programs.

Marshall University

South Charleston
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 2 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/13/2016 to 10/31/2021
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 2 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/13/2016 to 10/31/2021

West Virginia University

Morgantown
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/5/2015 to 3/31/2025
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 9/1/1991 to 3/31/2025
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 1/13/2016 to 10/31/2023

All Accredited Schools with Counseling Degrees in West Virginia

View all programs in West Virginia below, or jump to all West Virginia CACREP accredited counseling programs.
Marshall University Huntington
  • Bachelors - School Counseling
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
Mountain State College Parkersburg
  • Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Mount Gay
  • Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
West Virginia University Morgantown
  • Doctorate - Counseling Psychology
  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in School Counseling
  • M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
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