Graduate Gerontology Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology allows students to examine aging from a bio-psycho social perspective. It is designed to be an interdisciplinary field of study concerned with the physical, mental, and social aspects of life and aging. The program provides a knowledge base in human aging for those whose work or personal responsibilities include contact or working with aging adults.
The certificate program requires 18 semester hours: 12 semester hours are core courses in gerontology, and the remaining six semester hours can be selected from any electives related to your area of professional/personal interest.
Key Features of the Gerontology Certificate program include:
• Complete all six courses in a face-to-face, online or a hybrid format—combining both methods.
• Transfer the 18 credits in this certificate to the M.S. in Gerontology.
• Tailor the program to your interests or career goals through electives.
• Social workers in PA and MD, and psychologists in PA, can earn CEUs.
• Small class size and individual attention from professors.
• Offers convenient schedules to fit your busy schedule.
• Highly competitive tuition.
• Completed application for graduate study
• Submit the non-refundable application fee
• Official transcripts verifying completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. No minimum GPA required.
• Successfully complete all six courses in the program with a “B” or better.
Career Opportunities for Graduates
Completers of the graduate certificate in Gerontology can obtain managerial and administrative roles in the following industries and organizations:
• Community, human services and religious organizations
• Healthcare and long-term care institutions
• Local, state and federal agencies
• Retirement communities
• Academic and educational institutions
• Aging research institutions
• Business and industry
Fall Semester – August 1
Spring Semester – December 15
Summer Sessions – May 1
1. Is this program offered 100% online?
Yes, we do have a version of the program that can be taken totally online.
2. Can I mix online and face-to-face classes?
Yes, please be sure to let your advisor know that you are planning to take courses both ways.
3. I started the program online (or) face-to-face. Can I switch to the other version of the program?
Yes, please be sure to consult with your advisor before doing so.