The hybrid Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling graduate program prepares counselors with the knowledge and skills to assist clients with mental, physical and emotional disabilities. Students complete the majority of course work online, while coming to campus each summer.
Graduates become qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities and traditionally work in settings such as vocational rehabilitation agencies, community rehabilitation programs, Veterans Administration programs, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment facilities or correctional facilities.
The program is offered through the College of Education and Human Services and consists of 51 credit hours. Students have the option of taking 60+ hours to meet professional counseling licensing requirements.
Features of this program include:
- Accreditation by the Council on Rehabilitation Education;
- Course work leading to eligibility for the nationally recognized Certified Rehabilitation Counselor credential, as well as, licensure in states as a professional counselor; and
- In-state tuition for all students regardless of residency.
For a downloadable program sheet with curriculum, costs, deadlines, financial aid information and other details, click on the Request Info button.
State laws regarding distance education vary from state-to-state. Residents of other states can check the state authorization page
to see if there are approvals for their enrollment at West Virginia University.