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.

Consider a Featured Online Counseling Program

School and Program InformationOnline Program?
Entry Requirements
Course Information
Northwestern University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs CACREP Accredited
Online
GRE Not Required
Earn a CACREP-accredited master’s in counseling online top-10 ranked Northwestern University in as few as 18 months. GRE not required. Bachelor's required.
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University of Denver
Online MA in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
Online
GRE Scores Not Required
Learn from doctoral-level faculty in live classes and gain experience through mock counseling and in-field training.
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NYU Steinhardt
Online MA in Counseling and Guidance
MPCAC Accredited Programs MPCAC Accredited
Online
GRE scores are not required for admission.
Prepares aspiring school counselors to become transformative leaders and critical resources for pre-K-12 students in public and private schools
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Our Lady of the Lake University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
Online
No GRE required.
Three specializations in Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, or School Counseling.
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University of Southern California
Online Master of Education (ME) in School Counseling
Can be completed in less than 2 years.
Online
No GRE requirement
Classes led by USC Rossier faculty who are experts in school counseling, educational leadership and family therapy.
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Snapshot: Online CACREP Accredited Programs

☰ For detailed degree information, view the guides to:
Online CACREP Accredited programs | Online MPCAC Accredited programs

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
School Counselor [PreK-Adult]

If you are looking for Marriage and Family Therapy programs, go to our guide on MFT programs in West Virginia.

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

West Virginia University

Morgantown
CACREP Accredited
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • CACREP Status: Accredited, 8 Year
  • CACREP Accreditation Runs: 7/5/2015 to 3/31/2025
M.A. in School Counseling
  • 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 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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