Degrees and certificates

The Department of Gerontology offers doctoral, masters, and cerificate level programs. 

The Assisted Living Administration Specialty Area within the Master's program is NAB-Accredited. 

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Doctorate in Health Related Science

Ph.D. Program in Health Related Sciences

Graduate Bulletin: PhD in Health Related Sciences listing 

Master of Science in Gerontology

Careers paths include:

Assisted Living Administration 

Community Education & Training

Dementia & Eldercare Programming

Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Policy, Advocacy & Research

Administration & Marketing

We have found through Alumni surveys that we typically see our students work in the following areas: 

  • 25% work in Administration (e.g., long-term care, non-profit organizations, etc.)
  • 25% work in Education (e.g., university faculty, community education, etc.) 
  • 25% work in Care Coordination (e.g., Geriatric Care Managment, social services, professional caregiving, etc.) 
  • 25% work in Policy and Advocacy (e.g., local/state/federal government)

Graduate Certificates in Aging Studies

In addition, certificates are offered jointly to the students of the following programs:

Social Work
Rehabilitation Counseling
Occupational Therapy

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