University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
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Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Disaster Mental Health is designed to prepare mental health professionals to serve their communities in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from disaster, terrorist attacks, and public health emergencies. 

This certificate is intended to advance knowledge of this field as is recommended by the National Biodefense Science Board.   Professions to benefit from this training are: 

  • civic officials
  • emergency managers
  • first responders
  • disaster relief workers

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Official transcript
    • Hold a bachelors degree
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume
    • Applicants must complete a face-to-face interview
    • If applicant is not from the region, the interview can be completed via Skype or Elluminate. Applicants must complete a successful criminal background check prior to matriculation.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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