Earn your MS in Thanatology through MPath, Marian’s student-centered online platform.
Loss, grief, and bereavement are part of everyone’s life. Supporting individuals and families confronting these and other non-death loss issues requires dedication, compassion, empathy, and in-depth knowledge of psychological, spiritual, social, and cultural elements that impact death and grieving.
Marian’s Master of Science in Thanatology prepares students for employment in organizations that focus on the delivery of care for individuals and families confronting end-of-life healthcare, bereavement issues, suicide, and more. Thanatology addresses grief and loss for varied populations including children, parents, military, and veterans. Graduates of the program are prepared to pursue careers in churches, funeral homes, hospices, hospitals, and non-profit organizations.
Students benefit from the accomplished thanatology faculty at Marian University. Faculty are leaders in the field regularly publishing in respected journals and trade books and speaking at national conferences. They bring years of experience working in professional settings and use that experience as they provide students with professional feedback and guidance.