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Counseling Psychology

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administrative contact

Vicktoria Railing
Administrative Associate
Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology
phone: 304-293-2244
fax: 304-293-4082

program contact

James W. Bartee
Training Director
Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology
phone: 304-293-2227
fax: 304-293-4082

Program Details

Program Description

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.

Career Profile

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 From This Program:
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

Delivery Methods Available

  • on campus
  • site-based

Graduate Program Application Requirements

Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.

  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Recommendations: Requires three letters of recommendation
  • Test Requirements: GRE
  • See "Additional Information" below for other requirements

English Language Proficiency

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. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Additional Information

The degree requires completion of a masters degree in counseling/clinical psychology, counseling, rehabilitation counseling, or a closely related field.
Some experience in the field is recommended.

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Prospective students should apply online at:

Application Priority Dates and Deadlines

  • Fall Deadline: December 1
  • Spring Deadline: Do Not Admit


WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The PhD program in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.

Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: