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Mental Health Certificate

Take your career to the next level with the in-depth knowledge needed to work with individuals, families or groups with mental/behavioral health conditions. EKU’s 100% online mental health certificate provides students with the skills needed to make a difference in the lives of others. Graduates are prepared to take on key roles within social and human service agencies.


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours:  18 hours
Tuition: $611 per credit hour
                  $325 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: 0
Career Options: Child, family and school social work, healthcare social work, mental health and substance abuse social work     


What sets our program apart?
Learn essential skills for today’s work environment. Rooted in both theory and practical applications, our fully-accredited online programs blend academic and professional preparation through course topics such as behavior analysis, crisis intervention, and the autism spectrum.

  • Pre-candidacy status for accreditation by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)*
  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Multiple start dates
  • Full and part-time options 
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • 75% of EKU degree holders find jobs in Kentucky, a higher percentage than any other university in Kentucky
  • No campus visits required
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Expert faculty who provide interactive feedback and a collaborative approach to learning
  • Opportunities for practicum experiences to help you discover your calling and network with other professionals

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.