Degrees and Certificates Offered

Graduate certificate

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Program Coordinator Contact Information

Dr. Rosalie Otters, Ph.D., MSW, D.Min. (LCSW)

Phone: 501-569-3012


Admission Requirements

Option A

  • The certificate may be completed in conjunction with the MSW or any other graduate degree.
  • Students already enrolled in another graduate program should also apply to the Gerontology certificate program.
  • MSW students may use the courses taken in the certificate program for their required electives.
  • Students in other graduate programs will need to submit the courses for acceptance as electives to their departments.
  • UALR policy allows up to 12 hours of graduate credit to be applied toward joint degrees.

Option B

  • Students not in a graduate program but wishing to obtain a certificate should apply to the UALR Graduate School and select the Gerontology certificate.
  • An overall GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours and proof of immunization are required for regular admittance into the certificate program.
  • Applicants with a GPA between 2.0-2.69, at least 5 years of relevant experience, and/or passage of select rigorous professional certification/licensing exams such as, but not limited to, the LSW or LMSW in social work or some nursing exams, may be accepted as special conditional students on a case-by-case basis
  • Once accepted, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain in the program.

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