The M.S. in Gerontology, offered as an online program, requires 30 credit hours of coursework and an internship or research experience.
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 602||Seminar: Critical Issues of Aging||3|
|GRO 620||Research Methods in Gerontology||3|
|GRO 621||Health and Aging||3|
|GRO 634||Diversity, Inclusion, and Aging||3|
|GRO 651||Theoretical Foundations of Aging||3|
|SWK 570||Social Services for the Aging||3|
|GRO 679||Integrated Capstone in Gerontology||3|
|Electives (9 credits)|
|Select nine credits under advisement to meet the student's educational objectives||9|
|Total Credit Hours||30|