Graduate Certificate in Death, Dying & Mourning / Aging & Applied Thanatology
University of Maryland-Baltimore

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Death, Dying and Mourning in Aging and Applied Thanatology is designed to help students develop the advanced and practical skills needed to provide compassionate care to those dealing with dying, death, and grief.  The curriculum enhances students’ comfort levels, competence, and confidence in both professional and personal contexts.  Graduates find careers in nursing home care, hospice and hospital care, emergency services, social work, spiritual guidance, patient care, and bereavement counseling.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree
  • Official transcripts from all prior colleges/universities
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of academic goals and professional interests

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education