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• 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.

• Provides a knowledge base in human aging for those whose work responsibilities may include contact with older adults.

• Students completing the Certificate Program may apply course credits to the M.S. in Gerontology.

Graduate Gerontology Certificate

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Overview

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.

Why McDaniel

• Small class size and individual attention from professors.
• Offers convenient schedules to fit your busy schedule.
• Highly competitive tuition.

Admissions Requirements

Initial Admission

• 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.

Certificate Requirements

• Successfully complete all six courses in the program with a “B” or better.
 

Courses

Gerontology Certificate Courses
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Faculty

 

Diane Martin, Ph.D., Director
The Center for the Study of Aging
Program Coordinator, Gerontology
dbmartin@mcdaniel.edu
410-386-4618
 

 

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

Important Dates

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – August 1
Spring Semester – December 15
Summer Sessions – May 1

FAQs

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.

 
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