Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counseling Certification
University of South Dakota

Program Details

This online certificate in Mental Health Counseling helps fulfill educational requirements for mental health counseling licensure in many states. In South Dakota, graduates will have the credit hours required to become a Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH). Students in other states should consult their state licensing boards for requirements. The program provides training in areas including clinical supervision, crisis intervention, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. 


  • 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.

School Accreditation Statement

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