Our program is delivered through an eCampus delivery system, which means it is primarily online. Students apply for fall admission only. There are two intensive one-week sessions on campus that are mandatory.
If students so desire, they can petition to participate in selected counseling coursework on campus in face-to-face didactic courses. These arrangements are made with advisor assistance.
Students are encouraged to attend a one-day orientation session during the first week of class. This session focuses on how to use eCampus, services available through the WVU Library, and obtaining textbooks through the WVU Bookstore. It is offered on campus and through a webinar, usually on Friday of the first week of courses.
At least eight required courses are offered each semester, four directed to the first year cohort and four to the second year group. A student who follows the full time schedule can graduate in two years (pending appropriate progress). Part time allows you to accomplish graduation in 3 years. We discourage full-time enrollment by students who are working full-time. The pace is too intense to allow for adequate learning, if your schedule is restricted by a forty-hour work week.
Students also must attend on-site, week-long sessions in Morgantown. An intensive, one-week session during the first year addresses skill-building requirements of Counseling Theory and Techniques I & II (usually Fall of year one). We also require attendance during one week for an internship seminar and experiences related to the Group Counseling Theory and Techniques course in the semester you are involved in those courses (usually Spring of your 2nd year). These are mandatory, even if you submit a request to transfer in counseling courses from another program.
State residents will pay a remarkably low rate and non-residents are afforded the opportunity to also pay in-state rates for the e-campus program, thanks to the Southern Regional Electronic Board. For information on the cost of tuition, please visit the WVU Online tuition and fees web page or use the WVU Tuition Calculator. More detailed estimations of costs are provided on our Program Outcomes page.