The Graduate Gerontology Program equips students with the knowledge and skills to work with the burgeoning population of older adults in the 21st Century. The program is housed within the School of Social Work which traditionally is concerned with the person-in-environment. The Gerontology Program focuses not only on skills needed to work with aging individuals and their families but also with the greater social issues that impact older adults. The Gerontology Program is multi-disciplinary and is designed to serve professionals in a range of occupations, including social workers, rehabilitation counselors, administrators, health care workers, educators as well as business professionals.
The Gerontology Program offers both a Graduate Certificate (21 credit hours), a Master of Arts in Gerontology (36 credit hours) and an Undergraduate Minor in Gerontology (18 credit hours).