University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Helping Skills Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate - Helping Skills


Required Courses15
Total Hours15

Degree Specific Credits: 15

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • The Helping Skills Certificate program is intended for working professionals in helping roles who want to further develop specific skills to initiate, establish, and maintain effective and healing relationships with the people they serve.
  • The Helping Skills certificate does not prepare students for professional counseling licensure.
  • Faculty may recommend the Helping Skills Certificate program as an alternative to obtaining a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling as part of a student professional development plan. 
  • Graduate-level courses offered from other departments (PSYX, SW, EDLD, EDUC) may be considered with advisor review and approval.

Required Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
COUN 511Theories & Technology of Counseling3
COUN 512Counseling Fundamentals3
COUN 560Lifespan Developmental Counseling3
COUN 575Multicultural Counseling3
COUN 610Professional Ethics and Orientation3
Total Hours15

Minimum Required Grade: C