The destination for professionals in the field of death, dying and grief

The National Center for Death Education (NCDE) at Mount Ida College is dedicated to offering you and fellow care giving professionals in thanatology—the field of death, dying and grief—the latest industry knowledge and trends through a number of professional development programs.


We design our programs with our philosophy and educational approach in mind; that death and loss are a part of the natural continuum of life, including the many forms and expressions death, dying, grief and loss have within the contexts of families, communities, and with those who have had similar experiences.

Here are a few of the great programs that benefit professionals in grief and loss, trauma,  chaplaincy, social work, nursing, employee assistance personnel, teachers, mental health and counseling:

There are no pre-requisites or admission requirements. We welcome anyone wishing to supplement their education and professional experience with advanced study in end-of-life issues.

CNN “Top 10 Hero” to lead workshop on Grief and Loss at Mount Ida

June 2015 – The need is great, and the subject difficult – helping urban youth and their families deal with and grieve the loss from sudden and unexpected death.Joining the Summer Institute on Grief and …

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Make Your Summer Count

June 2015-Summer is here! You may want to consider taking a class or two this summer at Mount Ida College. Our Office of Continuing Education is offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. Check …

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