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What you will earn

  • Montana State University will award you a graduate certificate in Mental Health Support upon successful completion of 12 credits in this program.
  • This is not a license-granting program and courses may not be used to fulfill credits for other programs.  You must be accepted into the program to be enrolled in the coursework.


This 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 will require 12 credits of online coursework. 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.

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. 

For more information about the program:

Contact Dr. Kayte Kaminski, Program Director, at [email protected] or (406) 994-4135.

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