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Thanatology, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , NY,
The master of arts degree in community health serves both national and international students who are pursuing a career in health promotion/disease prevention. Many of our graduate students are in practice in the field and come to Brooklyn College for advanced training and professional development. 

About

The program has two concentrations: community health education and thanatology. The community health education concentration develops professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities that help improve the health of individuals and communities. Graduates typically find employment in public health departments, community-based organizations, hospitals, and clinics as patient educators, health coaches, community organizers, public health educators, and health program managers. 

The thanatology concentration focuses on the development of expertise in the area of dying, death, and bereavement. Graduates hold a variety of positions including that of hospice program director, hospital bereavement coordinator, hospice volunteer coordinator, funeral aftercare counselor, and bereavement counseling program director.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Bereavement
  • Health Crisis Intervention
  • Internship I

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    33-36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) / IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Personal Statement
  • Transcripts

        Tuition Fee

        • National

          10450 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5225 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        Non Residents : 805 $ per credit 

        Living costs for New York City

        • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
          Living Costs

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