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.

Program Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • 1 Year post Master’s Experience

Additional Considerations

Preference given to those currently or previously engaged in the following work

  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice
  • End of Life
  • Bereavement
  • Geriatric Social Work
  • Medical social work

Preference given to those engaged in work with individuals and their families living with life-limiting illnesses (across the lifespan)

To support the mission of expanding social work's participation in palliative care, applicants with other related social work (both inpatient and outpatient) experiences may be considered.

Please contact with questions, or to see if your unique interest and experience are a fit for this program.

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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