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Program Requirements

Full-time students can complete the 39-credit Thanatology M.A. program coursework in one to two years. The 12-credit Certificate program can be completed more quickly. By following these three steps, students can set a pace that meets their needs.

Step One

Look up the Thanatology program requirements, course descriptions and Graduate School policies and procedures in the catalog

Step Two

Review the Thanatology Program Planning Guide to plan out coursework on a semester-by-semester basis. Multiple summer courses enable students to complete the program at their desired pace.

Step Three

Students should consult with their program director and/or faculty adviser; program director contact information is located at the bottom of the Thanatology homepage, and students' academic advisers will be indicated in their letters of admission. These faculty members can assist in planning a program of study that is based on a student's professional and career goals. All students must consult with their advisers before signing up for any practicum or independent study-related project.

At the Graduate School at Hood College, students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty who can assist in the pursuit of academic and professional goals. Students are encouraged to get to know their faculty advisers and course professors to make the most of their graduate school experience.

Certificate Program
Submit an official transcript from the institution where the highest degree was conferred.