The rehabilitation counseling program at WVU is fully accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE) through the end of the 2018/2019 academic year ( www.core-rehab.org). The program has transitioned to a new major, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. In 2017, the program will undergo a review for accreditation by the COuncil for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
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During the academic year of 2015-16, we enrolled 24 students for their first year experience. They joined the second year students for a total of 36 full-time and 11 part-time students. Ten of these students reported having a disability and 6 reported being a member of a minority ethnic group. During 2015-16 (Fall and Spring Semesters) , 7 students graduated. An additional 6 are anticipated to graduate in August 2016.
Average Time Necessary to Complete the Program
If students attend the 63 credit hour program full-time, taking 12 credit hours for five semesters including the summer session, they can graduate in two academic years. Each cohort starts in the Fall and would graduate in May of their second year. This is appropriate for those who are not employed or working part-time.
A part-time, 3-year, program is also an option. Students attend school for 8 semesters, graduating in May of their third year. If students wish to pursue their degree at a slower pace, they can do so as long as their courses are not older than 8 years at the time of graduation. These options are appropriate for those who are working full-time or have other significant responsibilities.
Estimated Cost of Program Attendance
- Tuition and fees - $23,985
- Estimated book costs - $2,215; costs for start-up (including LiveText membership) - $125
- VIA Strengths Survey $40
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association $28
- Students are required to take a counseling comprehensive examination in year two - $50.
Four of our graduates in 2015-16 received funding through the RSA Scholars Programs awarded to WVU by the U.S. Department of Education's Rehabilitation Services Administration. In our 2017 cohort there are 11 new scholars. WVU was awarded a new RSA Scholarship grant for individuals currently employed in a vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency who have a goal to be a rehabilitation counselor in the state-federal VR system. The grant will end in 2020.
Other financial aid information can be found at the WVU Financial Aid website. There are also opportunities on campus for graduate assistantships. To learn more about available graduate assistantship positions, please visit the WVU Graduate Education website.