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Palliative Care Masters

Master of Science in Palliative Care

The Palliative Care Masters consists of 36-credits of coursework designed to be completed in 24 months of continuous study. Students may choose flexible completion options, but note that courses are currently offered once per academic year. All students complete interdisciplinary coursework in palliative care core concepts, communications, teamwork and leadership, community integration, assessment of pain and non-pain symptoms, and diverse topics related to the psycho-social-spiritual-ethical dimensions of patient and family care. Core and track curricula focus on evidence-based practices in diverse palliative care settings. The MS degree is open to students in the following two tracks:

  • MSPC Biomedical Track

    Biomedical Track courses include advanced content in clinical health care delivery, pain and non-pain symptom management, and palliative care for patients experiencing chronic illnesses. The Biomedical Track is open to physicians, physician assistants, registered nurses (BSN and Advanced Practice RN) and pharmacists.

  • MSPC Allied Health Professional Track

    Allied Health Professional (AHP) Track courses include advanced content in psycho-social-spiritual care, ethical concerns, and professional identity as a member of an interdisciplinary palliative care team. The AHP Track is open to social workers, spiritual care providers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, grief specialists and medical ethicists.

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