Online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care
What is Palliative Care?
Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. (World Health Organization)
You can improve quality of life for those impacted by serious illness
The 30-credit interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care is completely online and can be completed in five semesters or at your own pace. In addition to the Masters of Science, the University of Maryland Graduate School has five Graduate Certificates that focus on Palliative Care including Clinical Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care, Leadership and Administration in Hospice and Palliative Care, Psychosocial/Spiritual Aspects of Hospice and Palliative Care, and Aging and Applied Thanatology.
These programs have been designed to meet the educational needs of individuals who are currently working or who wish to work in hospice and palliative care and want to gain a deeper understanding of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of patients and families affected by serious illness.
Spring - December 15
Fall - July 15
Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson
To learn more about this program, listen to the Program Director, Dr. Lynn McPherson. Click here!