PhD in Palliative Care*
Launching in Fall 2021*, the PhD in Palliative Care program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore will be the first palliative care doctoral program in the United States.
*Pending approval of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).
PhD in Palliative Care Program: At a Glance
|In-Person or Online||Online Program|
|Who Should Apply||Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, administrators, researchers, and others interested in taking their knowledge and skills in palliative care to the next level|
|Time to Complete||3 - 9 years|
|Credits Required||36 Credits|
About the Program:
The PhD in Palliative Care program is a completely online program that builds on the very popular online Master of Science and Graduate Certificates in Palliative Care at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). An interprofessional program designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, administrators, researchers, and others, the PhD in Palliative Care aims to develop outstanding researchers in palliative care, while concurrently honing skills in leadership, education, and engagement in the profession and the palliative care community.
The program requires the completion of 36 academic credits in addition to the 30 credits in the master's degree in palliative care, or builds on a student's existing master's or other graduate degree in a relevant field with substantial and current experience in palliative care.
Graduates will be well-equipped for positions in academia, leading tertiary care or palliative care centers, leading granting/funding institutions and foundations associated with palliative care, and working with accountable care organizations to identify patients who would benefit from palliative care.
Applicants to the PhD in Palliative Care program should possess:
- Master's degree in palliative care, or
- Master's degree or higher in a health care field plus experience and current practice in palliative care, and
- Other qualifications as determined by the admissions committee.
Tuition and Fees:
The PhD in Palliative Care program will offer reasonable tuition for students both in-state and outside of Maryland. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 706-7255.
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