West Virginia University

Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology - Counseling Psychology (PhD)

The Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology in the College of Education and Human Services at West Virginia University, in Morgantown, offers a counseling psychology doctoral program that integrates theory, research, and a broad practice to help people improve their wellbeing.

The Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program is unique in its attention to both normal development issues and to problems associated with physical, emotional, and mental disorders, utilizing the practitioner-scholar learning model. The program requires 5 years of graduate study, involving coursework in the core of psychology and specialized instruction in theories of counseling and personality, vocational psychology, human life span development, psychological assessment and evaluation, psychopathology, measurement and statistics, research design, professional ethics, supervision, and consultation. Training also includes supervised practica and a full-year internship.

The program only admits students that have previously obtained a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, or related program.

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The application deadline is December 1st with courses starting the following fall semester.

First year tuition for in-state students is about $7,000, while out-of-state students are charged close to $20,000. This rate does not include additional university costs or fees associated with graduate education. Funding is available through the department in the form of assistantships, but other financial aid is available, including fellowships, scholarships, grants, and student loans.


Department of Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology
College of Education and Human Services (email: [email protected])
502 Allen Hall
PO Box 6122
Morgantown, WV 26506-6122
(304) 293-5703

EPPP Pass Rates from 2007-2012

West Virginia University has ranked #52 out of the 62 programs that were analyzed. The rankings are based on performance of graduates on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) which is administered by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The EPPP is broken into eight content areas or "Rubics" which are listed below, get more information by visiting our data and ranking methodology page.

Overall EPPP Passrate: 60%

Content AreaPercent Correct

Biological Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 12%

Cognitive-Affective Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 13%

Social and Multicultural Bases of Behavior

Percent of Exam: 12%

Growth and Lifespan Development

Percent of Exam: 12%

Assessment and Diagnosis

Percent of Exam: 14%

Treatment, Intervention, Prevention, and Supervision

Percent of Exam: 14%

Research Methods and Statistics

Percent of Exam: 8%

Ethical, Legal, Professional Issues

Percent of Exam: 15%