Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Disaster Mental Health Graduate Certificate


Program Overview


The Disaster Mental Health Institute (DMHI) is one of the leading agencies in the world in the field of disaster psychology. The DMHI has been involved in cutting-edge education, research and response since 1993. The online certificate prepares you to serve your community in responding to, and recovering from, disaster, terrorist attacks and public health emergencies. It is intended for existing mental health professionals or as a supplement to graduate training in approved mental health professions. The graduate certificate is also available to civic officials, emergency managers, first responders, and disaster relief workers, as recommended by the National Biodefense Science Board. Participants in this category, however, cannot receive the American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services certificate. Learn more at usd.edu/online-dmh.

DELIVERY: Online

General Application Requirements


  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Statement of purpose
  6. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. This list is not all-inclusive, to view specific program requirements and submission deadlines, follow the  “Admissions Information” hyperlink at the top of this page OR visit the specific program/dept. page found here: link.usd.edu/grad-catalog

Note:


For more information about the Graduate Certificate Program, contact the Psychology Department, the Disaster Mental Health Institute, or Graduate Admissions.
 

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

Questions?


Department of Psychology
605-658-3700 | psychology@usd.eduusd.edu/psychology


Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6140 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad