Marian to offer new online Thanatology master’s program

July 18, 2013

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Inspired to offer innovative, quality programs, Marian University is now offering a new online master’s degree program inthanatology.

Marian’s master’s degree program in thanatology is 100% online, and can be completed within 36 credit hours or two calendar years. Marian’s thanatology graduate program is the only program of its kind in Wisconsin, and is the only fully online graduate program in the United States that is accredited bythe Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools ( The program’s faculty is comprised of national experts in the field, and offers classes during the fall, spring and summer semesters.

“According to the Administration on Aging, the population 65 and over increased from 35 million in 2000 to 41.4 million in 2011 – an 18% increase – and is projected to increase to 79.7 million in 2040,” said Janet McCord, director and professor in the thanatology program. “This means more peopledealing with end-of-life and bereavement issues than ever before, and a growing demand for hospice and bereavement services.”

With this ever-aging population in the United States, Marian’s online thanatology master’s program is designed for those who aid individuals and families in coping with end-of-life and bereavement issues, including nurses, social workers, law enforcement officers, educators and others.

For more information, contact the Office of Admission by email at  or by phone at (920) 923-7650. To apply today, visit