The fully online Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care (IPCC) is a 12 credit hour program for students who are seeking additional palliative care education but are not ready to commit to completing the Master of Science in Palliative Care (MSPC) degree. Students complete the first 12 credit hours of the MSPC program over two semesters (9 months) of study.

The program will be of interest to a wide range of healthcare professionals, including but not limited to the following: physicians, nurses (including BSN and advance practice nurses), physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, spiritual care providers, psychologists, therapists, counselors, and ethicists.

Students may choose flexible completion options. All students complete interdisciplinary coursework in palliative care core concepts, communications, teamwork, assessment of pain and non-pain symptoms, and diverse topics related to the psycho-social-spiritual-ethical dimensions of patient and family care. Students of all professions learn together in a supportive environment.

Upon completion of the Palliative Care Certificate, students may select to continue their study in the Master of Science in Palliative Care (MSPC) program. Students selecting to continue should contact the program administrator for additional details.

Program at a Glance

Degree Program:

Interprofessional Palliative Care Graduate Certificate

Offered By:

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


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Tuition and Fees

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The tuition amount assessed is determined based on which University of Colorado campus, school, or college is offering your degree program, as well as if it is at the undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page for more information.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.


The Interprofessional Graduate Certificate in Palliative Care is comprised of 12 credit hours. Students complete the first 12 credit hours of the MSPC program over two semesters (9 months), including one three-day weekend intensive.


Admission requirements and deadlines vary based on the program. In addition, you will have different requirements depending on if you are a first-time student, a transfer student, or an international student.

Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above today.


All coursework for the IPCC certificate program is completed fully online.

Example Courses
Palliative Care Core Concepts, Principles, & Communication Skills
Basic Pain Assessment & Management: IDT Care
IDT Care for Symptoms: Part A and Part B