Doctor of Philosophy in Palliative Care
University of Maryland-Baltimore

Program Details

This truly unique program is the first Doctor of Philosophy in Palliative Care degree in the United States. Professionals who work in or want to work in palliative and hospice care can gain the leadership skills and credentials they need to advance their careers with this fully online degree.

Graduates of this program can use their advanced insights to take on leadership positions in teaching, scholarship, and service. Coursework focuses on research skills, applied biostatistics, and teaching methodologies related to palliative care. The program culminates in a student dissertation.

Professionals who can benefit from this program include:

  • Physicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Nurses
  • Researchers
  • Administrators

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

University of Maryland-Baltimore is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Admission Tests

GRE, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV

Additional Info

  • Experience in palliative care and current employment recommended