"Plan my days around what I needed"
Zabrya Robson chose to study for a master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from WVU Online because it fit better with her specific needs and interests than the in-person learning options she was considering.
"Having my classes online helped me to plan my days around what I needed, rather than it being only on the school’s terms," she said.
She also liked the fact that she could get Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation, which helped her to make the most her field with instructors who had much more experience and expertise.
"Although it was an online program, I got to have internships that gave me first-hand experience and helped me really prepare for my field and learn by doing," she says.
"My practicum and internship experiences gave me a hands-on component with professionals in my field that has been very helpful."