Mental Health Support Graduate Certificate

The graduate online certificate in mental health support will provide mental health training for career professionals to better support those who work in environments that intersect with human services. This certificate requires 12 credits of online coursework. Coursework is focused on development and helping theories, multicultural and diversity/inclusion education and support, helping skills and attending behavior, crisis management and trauma, reducing stigma around mental health, consultation, career, and leadership theory. This certificate program is offered summers only to accommodate faculty schedules as well as to increase accessibility to those working in K-12 as well as the university setting.

Students must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field with a GPA of 3.0 to apply. However, we highly encourage motivated students with a GPA less than 3.0 to contact us to discuss the application process. 

The MSU Mental Health Support certificate program provides individual academic advisement and tailors a program of study based on individual student academic backgrounds. 

As a reminder, university credits can be used for most Montana licensure renewals. Please see the Office of Public Instruction’s Educator Licensure website for specifics regarding university credits.

For more information about the program contact Dr. Kayte Kaminski, Program Director, at or (406) 994-4135.

HDCO 540Mental Health, Identity Development, and Understanding3
HDCO 541Introduction to Mental Health Practice3
HDCO 542Communication and Helping Skills3
AC 508Counseling Theories in Addiction Settings3
Total Credits12