This graduate certificate combines theoretical and applied coursework in aging with the student's graduate curriculum in any department. Because gerontology is by definition multidisciplinary, students are required to take coursework outside their major field.
This graduate certificate may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.
Applicants must meet the admission standards and application requirements specified in Graduate Admissions and must apply using the Application for Graduate Admission. The application process is competitive, and applications are considered for the fall and spring semesters. For application deadlines and detailed application requirements, refer to the CHHS Admissions website.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 15
To earn the certificate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the 15 credits of coursework outlined below, with no more than 3 credits with a grade of C.
|HHS 646||Social Gerontology||3|
|SOCW 689||Clinical Practice with Older Adults||3|
|SOCW 655||Aging Programs and Policies||3|
|or HAP 662||Health Policy for Elders and People with Disabilities|
|HHS 648||Aging and Health||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|Health Policy for Elders and People with Disabilities|
|Aging Programs and Policies|
|Aging and Health Behavior|
|The Psychology of Aging|
An independent study course that focuses on research and gerontology