Hood College | 연계기관(해외협약기관)
Hood College is a co-educational liberal arts college serving 2,365 students, 1,359 of whom are undergraduates. Located in Frederick, Maryland, the school lies 50 miles west of Baltimore and northwest of Washington, DC.
Established in 1893 by the Potomac Synod of the Reformed Church of the United States as the Woman’s College of Frederick, the school was officially chartered in 1897 “with the purpose and object of creating and maintaining a college for the promotion and advancement of women, and the cultivation and diffusion of Literature, Science and Art.” The college’s founding was the result of the Potomac Synod’s decision to transition the coeducational Mercersburg College into the all-male Mercersburg Academy and establish a women’s college south of the Mason–Dixon line. In 1913, the institution was renamed Hood College by its Board of Trustees to honor its most generous benefactor, Margaret Scholl Hood, whose land donation allowed the school to move from rented facilities in downtown Frederick to its own campus in the northwest region of the City.
An all-female institution until 1971, the college initially admitted men only as commuters. This continued until 2003, when male students were extended the option of residential status. The influx of new students has led to major changes at the school, including extensive dormitory renovations, and the construction of a new athletic building and a new tennis and aquatic center.
The Thanatology program offered at the Hood Graduate School in Frederick, Maryland, is one of the few and best in the United States and the only one of this type available in Maryland. Both the certificate and master’s coursework specifically prepares individuals to work with the terminally ill and the bereaved and to provide death education.
Exploring death along the lifespan
Hood’s unique interdisciplinary approach affords a combination of theory, research and practical skills that can be used in a broad range of occupations and organizations. Students examine the interplay among the physical, psychological, interpersonal and spiritual needs of the living and the dying across the lifespan.
Expansion and enrichment
Both the certificate and master’s degree programs increase understanding and proficiency for those working in the funeral industry, hospice, hospitals, nursing homes and other health care environments. They also appeal to graduate students embarking on new careers and to psychologists, social workers, counselors and teachers who want to expand into this area. Content conforms to Association for Death Education and Counseling benchmarks for certification, a credential that can further validate career professionalism and commitment.
Certificate or master’s degree
The 12-credit certificate program is intended for professionals in the thanatology field and those already licensed or certified in human service fields. Many students complete the certificate requirements first, and then pursue the in-depth 39-credit master’s degree program. Evening and weekend classes accommodate working professionals. Hood’s Gerontology certificate program offers a natural complement to thanatology.