University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Master of Science Program in Palliative Care

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The University of Colorado Graduate School, Anschutz Medical Campus has developed an Interprofessional Master of Science in Palliative Care (MSPC) degree designed for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and pharmacists expanding educational opportunities in palliative and end-of-life care. The MSPC prepares providers to become Palliative Care Community Specialists and focuses on advancing clinical knowledge, using evidence in building palliative care practice, and improving communication skills. The program requires 36 semester credit hours, offered in a hybrid format (predominantly online with three on-campus intensives), and is designed to be completed in two years. The MSPC recognizes the unique contributions each interdisciplinary team member makes in the provision of state-of-the art palliative care. PC Community Specialists provide high quality palliative consultation and care to patients/families in their own communities, giving them the choice of treatment outside an academic tertiary medical center. PC Community Specialists bridge a network of services to better support the needs of patients/families across the continuum of illness and care settings. A new track is being developed for Allied Health Professionals to include social workers, spiritual care providers, psychologists, counselors, therapists, and grief specialists. Visit our website for more details about our curriculum, program requirements, and admissions process.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Kenton Owsley
Program Administrator
Graduate School
(303) 724-2468

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