Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support (Certificate)

Help others on their journey to wellness by gaining a certificate that helps train you to assist in mental health support needs.

Mental Health Support- Graduate Certificate

The Mental Health Support graduate certificate program at Montana State is offered completely online. Students in the program engage with the graduate-level coursework designed to prepare career professionals to better support those who work in environments that intersect with human services. Graduates of the program go on to be successful mental health advocates in their current careers and communities. Coursework will focus 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 will be offered during the summer schedule to accommodate faculty schedules as well as to increase accessibility to those working in K-12 as well as the university setting.





Learning Made Accessible
The program is offered online, appealing to many who are working in places where they don't have access to a university of other mental health support trainings.

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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary, and student experience.


Wide Spread Impact
Graduates have gone on providing mental health support at universities and colleges, large and small businesses, and throughout their communities 




Distance Learning

Montana State’s graduate certificate in Mental Health Support is designed to accommodate busy professionals and educators who wish to support mental health change while also being able to maintain their current lifestyle in their home community. As such, the Mental Health Support program is held completely online. Discussion-based coursework enables students in the program to develop a close cohort and to learn from one another in a digital environment.

Fund your Education

The Graduate School at Montana State is dedicated to helping students secure funding during their time at MSU. Some resources the certificate program and Graduate School offer include:




Admissions Requirements

Note: no GRE Required.

Each program within the Graduate School at Montana State has its own particular requirements for admission, and the Mental Health Support program is not different. To ensure that you start your application on the right foot, please review the admissions requirements for the Mental Health Support program. This includes any additional deadlines that the Department of Health & Human Development may have aside from the Graduate School, which does practice rolling admissions.