Apply for the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Certificate

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Certificate Program is August 1.


Applicants should have a master’s degree in social work and at least two years of post-master’s experience. Applicants must be in current practice in palliative or end-of-life care.

Submitting Additional Materials

All materials may be submitted using the application form below. If you need to submit any materials after you have submitted your application, please email them to the Office of Professional Education.

Required Application Materials

Your application packet must include the following:

  • Application form (available online only)
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee (included in the application form above)
  • Current résumé
  • Personal statement (two to three pages) responding to the following:
    • Your professional and personal reasons for working in end of life care
    • The influences on this choice of practice
    • What you hope to gain from this program
    • How you will meet the clinical requirements of the program
    • How you will incorporate the above in your current workload
    • Your willingness to use a consultative clinical supervisor appointed by the program
    • The issues you would like to work on
    • Two letters of reference (from professional colleagues familiar with applicant's clinical work)

Online applications must be paid by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only). All online applications will receive confirmation of receipt by email; if you do not receive confirmation that your application was received (within 48 hours), please contact us.

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  • Personal Information
  • Employment Information
  • Optional Information
  • Required Supporting Documents
  • Submit Your Application
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If you are unable to use this form, email us or call us at (413) 585-7970.

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