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 Information Online Program? Entry Requirements Course Information
Northwestern University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs CACREP Accredited
check_circle Online GRE Scores Not Required 24 Courses (standard program for those with counseling experience) or 27 courses (bridge program, for those with no counseling experience).
NYU Steinhardt
Online MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
MPCAC Accredited Programs MPCAC Accredited
check_circle Online GRE scores are not required for admission. Weekly live classes taught by distinguished NYU Steinhardt faculty.
University of Denver
Online MA in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
check_circle Online GRE Scores Not Required Learn from doctoral-level faculty in live classes and gain experience through mock counseling and in-field training.
Our Lady of the Lake University
Online MA in Counseling
CACREP Accredited Programs Designed to adhere to CACREP standards
check_circle Online No GRE required. Three specializations in Clinical Mental Health, Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling, or School Counseling.
University of Southern California
Online Master of Education (ME) in School Counseling
Can be completed in less than 2 years.
check_circle Online No GRE requirement Classes led by USC Rossier faculty who are experts in school counseling, educational leadership and family therapy.
Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
Online Master's with School Counseling Specialization
SACSCOC Accredited
check_circle Online Bachelor's Required. Live, online classes every week led by Vanderbilt faculty.

Snapshot: Online CACREP Accredited Programs

Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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info 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).

Counseling @ Northwestern is a CACREP-accredited online Master of Arts in Counseling Program with accelerated, traditional, and part-time track options. GRE scores are not required, nor is prior counseling experience. You will complete six quarters of supervised clinical field placements, which will prepare you to pursue licensure as a clinical mental health counselor in as few as 18 months.
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Prepare to become a mental health counselor – earn your master of arts in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness online from NYU Steinhardt. The program is MPCAC-accredited and prepares students to pursue state licensure. Complete in as few as 21 months. GRE not required.
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Earn a Master's degree in School Counseling online from the University of Denver. Learn from doctoral-level faculty in live classes and gain experience through mock counseling and in-field training. No GRE required. 
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At Our Lady of the Lake University's online Master of Arts in Counseling, you can learn to help students navigate the emotional terrain of primary or secondary school, empower people of all ages to overcome mental health challenges, or support someone recovering from addiction as they seek to rebuild their lives with the flexible Master of Arts in Counseling from OLLU. There are multiple specializations in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.
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The online Master of Education in School Counseling program from the USC Rossier School of Education prepares candidates to pursue school counseling licensure and become school counselors for children in grades K–12. GRE scores are not required to apply.
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monetization_on Counselor Salaries & Employment by Metro Area in West Virginia

Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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City / Metro Area Average Salary Total Employed Salary Range
Lowest 25% to Highest 90%
location_city Beckley
$54,130
50
$39,850 to $64,840
location_city Charleston
$56,520
100
$44,050 to $101,710
location_city Huntington-Ashland
$56,860
110
$42,310 to $91,060
location_city Morgantown
$64,460
40
$49,510 to $124,520

West Virginia State 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]

List of West Virginia Counseling Programs

NYU Steinhardt

Online MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
MPCAC Accredited

University of Denver

Online MA in School Counseling
Accredited

University of Southern California

Online Master of Education (ME) in School Counseling
Accredited

NYU Steinhardt

Online MA in Counseling and Guidance
MPCAC Accredited

Vanderbilt University's Peabody College

Online Master's with School Counseling Specialization
SACSCOC Accredited

NYU Steinhardt

Online MA in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness
MPCAC Accredited

Regis College

MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
NECHE Accredited

University of West Alabama

Online Counseling and Psychology Degrees
SACSCC Accredited

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.

Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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Marshall University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Huntington
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/13/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2019
Marshall University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Huntington
  • CACREP Status: 2 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/13/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 10/31/2019
West Virginia University
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Morgantown
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 1/5/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2025
West Virginia University
M.A. in School Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Morgantown
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 3/1/1993
  • CACREP Expire: 3/31/2025
West Virginia University
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
CACREP Accredited
place Morgantown
  • CACREP Status: 8 Year
  • CACREP Start: 7/13/2017
  • CACREP Expire: 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.
Counseling Programs Currently Accepting Applicants
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Marshall University
place Huntington
  • book Bachelors - School Counseling
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
Mountain State College
place Parkersburg
  • book Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College
place Mount Gay
  • book Associates - Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling
West Virginia University
place Morgantown
  • book Doctorate - Counseling Psychology
  • book M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • book M.A. in School Counseling
  • book M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling
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Here are some of the most popular online counseling programs. On each page you will find a detailed writeup of the program, specific courses, and schools that offer that program that are currently accepting applicants.