Gerontology, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a personal essay elaborating on their experience and/or interest in working with older adults.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 30 credit hours

Required Core Courses (21 credits)
GRO 570Social Services for the Aging3
GRO 602Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging3
GRO 620Research Methods in Gerontology3
GRO 621Health and Aging3
GRO 634Diversity, Inclusion, and Aging3
GRO 651Theoretical Foundations of Aging3
GRO 679Integrated Capstone in Gerontology3
Electives (9 credits)
Select 9 credits of elective courses *9
Total Credit Hours30
*

Under advisement to meet the student's educational objectives.

Accelerated B.A. or B.S. to M.S. in Gerontology

Application and Admission

Undergraduate students at UNC Greensboro may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in Gerontology. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5, based on at least 30 credits earned at UNC Greensboro is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of the junior year.

All applicants must complete the standard application requirements for the M.S. in Gerontology program including three letters of recommendation and a statement of purpose. Applicants to the AMP must also submit an academic writing sample and a resume.

Courses

Up to, but not more than, 12 credits of graduate courses may be double-counted. For a course to apply toward both degrees, the student must earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements.

The M.S. degree requires 30 credits of graduate-level course work. If the maximum of 12 credits is double-counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, the student must complete a minimum of 18 credits of further graduate-level course work to complete the M.S. degree. Please see the University Catalog for a full description of the M.S. degree requirements.

The following courses may be counted toward both an undergraduate degree and the M.S. in Gerontology degree. All courses leading to the completion of the M.S. degree must be approved by the GRO Graduate Program Coordinator.

GRO 570Social Services for the Aging3
GRO 602Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging3
GRO 621Health and Aging3
GRO 651Theoretical Foundations of Aging3

Please consult with an advisor to determine how courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor's degree program. All degree requirements for the M.S. in Gerontology remain the same.