Graduate Certificate in Thanatology
Marian University

Program Details

Marian University offers the Graduate Certificate in Thanatology, an online counseling degree program. This certificate prepares students for positions that focus on the care of individuals and families facing end-of-life healthcare and subsequent bereavement issues.  Students are prepared for employment in organizations that specialize in such issues as suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention.  The curriculum combines study across the spectrum of end-of-life studies with content in palliative and hospice care, ethics, religion, end-of-life decision-making, communication with service providers and families, diversity, and thanatology theory and practice.   

Graduates of the program find employment within a variety of areas, including:

  • Churches
  • Funeral homes
  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Non-profit organizations

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Marian University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.75 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent