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Counseling Degrees and Programs in Wyoming

With the smallest state population in the country, it is no surprise that Wyoming only has one college or university offering programs in counseling. Counseling programs are only available at the graduate level and in the fields of mental health counseling and school counseling. If you are interested in becoming a professional counselor in Wyoming, you will need to complete a counseling program that meets state licensing requirements. As most counseling careers in Wyoming require a degree, you will need to either choose a program in Wyoming or look into programs offered online or in nearby states. A master’s degree in counseling is required for most types of licensure, so not surprisingly, all Wyoming counseling programs are offered at this level. If you are interested in undergraduate programs, you may wish to consider a counseling-related bachelor’s degree, such as psychology or human service, which are more commonly offered. One hybrid degree program is available in Wyoming, although no fully-online programs are offered. Prospective counseling students interested in studying from home via an online program may need to review the options available through schools in other states.

Quick Facts

  • There is 1 not-for-profit four-year college or university that offers a program in marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, school counseling, substance abuse counseling, and/or vocational rehabilitation counseling in Wyoming.1,2
  • Of the counseling schools in Wyoming, 0 offer an associate’s degree, 0 offer a bachelor’s degree, 0 offer a certificate, and 1 offers a master’s or advanced degree.1,2
  • No schools offer a degree in marriage and family therapy.1,2
  • 1 school offers a degree in mental health counseling.1,2
  • No schools offer a degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling.1,2
  • 1 school offers a degree in school counseling.1,2
  • No schools offer a degree in substance abuse counseling.1,2
  • No counseling schools ranked in Kiplinger’s Best College Values 2019.3
  • No schools ranked in US News Best Student Counseling Programs 2019.4
  • No schools ranked in US News Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs 2019.5
  • At 1 school, 2 counseling programs are accredited by CACREP.2

Comparison of Wyoming Counseling Schools and Programs

We have provided you with this table to show you the public and not-for-profit four-year colleges and universities in Wyoming offering a counseling program in one of the five main areas: mental health counseling (MH), marriage and family therapy (MFT), vocational rehabilitation counseling (VR), school counseling (SC), and substance abuse counseling (SA). The table indicates the schools that offer programs accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP); CACREP-accredited programs are denoted with an asterisk (*). The table also shows the program types offered, the graduation rate, and the net price per year. You can learn more about how to become a professional counselor in Wyoming by visiting our license requirements page.

School NameCACREP-
Accred
Program2
MHMFVRSCSAGrad Rate1Net Price1
University of WyomingYesYes*Yes*57%$12,999

Schools in Wyoming with Counseling Degrees

Traditional Graduate Programs

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming offers master’s and doctoral counseling degrees at the Laramie and Casper campuses. The 61-credit Master of Science (MS) in Counseling is offered with specializations in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. While the curriculum for both degrees is the same, programs at the Laramie campus take two years to complete full-time and new students begin in the summer term. The Laramie degrees are also accredited by CACREP and are delivered through on-campus, face-to-face methods. During the program, students complete supervised work experience at the University’s WellSpring Counseling Clinic, which provides free counseling support to the Laramie community. The Casper campus offers the MS degrees in a hybrid format and with a cohort structure. Students must attend weekend intensive courses in Casper but can complete the required supervised work experience in their home community. The program takes three years to complete full-time. Both MS specializations share a core counseling curriculum and examples of required courses include Human Growth and Development; Multicultural Counseling; and Counseling and Addictions. The MS in Mental Health Counseling is designed to meet state academic requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and prepares students for employment in community agencies, outpatient facilities, hospitals, or other public settings, as well as private practice. Students in the MS in School Counseling will meet state requirements to become a preK-12 school counselor and may customize the program to also meet the LPC educational requirements in Wyoming. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counselor Education and Supervision is offered at the Laramie campus. Students complete 60 credits in advanced clinical practice, research, leadership, and administration. The degree takes approximately three years to complete full time and new students are admitted in the fall term.

References:
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Accredited Programs: https://www.cacrep.org/directory/
3. Kiplinger’s Best College Values, 2019: https://www.kiplinger.com/fronts/special-report/college-rankings/index.html
4. US News & World Report Best Student Counseling Programs, 2019: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/student-counseling-rankings
5. US News & World Report Best Rehabilitation Counseling Programs, 2019: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/rehabilitation-counseling-rankings