Our Master's in Counseling program offers two tracks – clinical mental health and school counseling – to prepare students to become Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) in West Virginia and in other states. Our Master's in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program prepares professionals capable of helping people overcome disadvantages, physical disabilities, substance abuse disorders and mental illnesses, enabling them to become more productive members of society. Our PhD in Counseling Psychology program encompasses a broad range of practices that help people improve their well-being, alleviate distress and maladjustment, resolve crises, and increase their ability to live more highly functioning lives (this program is also currently developing an emphasis in military psychology to help assimilate our troops back to civilian life). Every program is nationally accredited.
In addition to our graduate programs, we also offer undergraduate minors in Addiction Studies and Human Services, for those interested in acquiring additional impactful skill sets.
The faculty of this department is characterized by three over-arching qualities: Their dedication to our students, outstanding teaching, and national reputations in their fields. We pride ourselves in the “above and beyond” dedication to the learning and mentoring of students. Faculty lead students in other professional development activities, such as attending and presenting at conferences together, conducting community service, and engaging in scholarly activities.