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Gerontology

Director: Rona Karasik
Graduate Coordinator:  Phyllis Greenberg
Address: 312 Brown Hall
Phone: 320.308.3156
Email: gerontology@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/gerontology

MS in Gerontology (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • GRE is not required.

Notes

  • All plans require a minimum of 3 credits of internship, (GERO 644).
  • A grade of B- or lower in GERO 620 and GERO 630 will not be accepted in the MS program.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: Plan A (Thesis): 9 credits. GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 644. A student completing the Plan A option must pass a final oral examination on the thesis submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.
Electives: (15 credit minimum). Select from the following with permission from the graduate adviser: GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 525, GERO 530, GERO 535, GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 540, GERO 565, GERO 570; PSY 647; SOC 650.
Research: (12 credits) GERO 699 (6 credits taken in 3 credit increments); GERO 650; CEEP 678.

PLAN B


Option(s):
  • Starred Paper(s)
  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Capstone

Other: Capstone Option
Credits: 36
Core: Plan B1 Starred Paper: 9 credits. GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 644. A student completing the Plan B1 Starred Paper Option must pass a final oral examination on the starred paper submitted to the student's final evaluation committee. Plan B2 Comprehensive Exam: 10 credit minimum. GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 644 (minimum of 4 credits). A student completing the Plan B2 Comprehensive Exam Option must pass comprehensive examination with a minimum score of 80%.
Electives: Plan B1 Starred Paper: 18 credit minimum. Select from the following with permission of graduate advisor: GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 525, GERO 530, GERO 535, GERO 540, GERO 565, GERO 570; PSY 647; SOC 650. Plan B2 Comprehensive Exam: 21 credit minimum. Select from the following with permission of graduate advisor: GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 525, GERO 530, GERO 535, GERO 540, GERO 565, GERO 570; PSY 647; SOC 650. Capstone: 21 credit minimum Select from the following with permission of graduate advisor: GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 525, GERO 530, GERO 535, GERO 540, GERO 565, GERO 570; PSY 647; SOC 650
Research: Plan B1 Starred Paper: 9 credits GERO 697 (6 credits in 3 credit increments), GERO 650. Plan B2 Comprehensive Exam: 6 credits: GERO 650, GERO 695.



Certificate in Gerontology (18-21 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Must have a bachelor's degree
  • GRE is not required.

Notes

  • A grade of B- or lower in GERO 620 and GERO 630 will not be accepted in the certificate program.

Program Requirements

Total of 18-21 graduate level credits: Required Courses, 6 credits: GERO 620; GERO 630. Select 12-15 credits from the following with permission of graduate advisor: GERO 505; GERO 511; GERO 515; GERO 525; GERO 530; GERO 535; GERO 540; GERO 565; GERO 570; GERO 644; GERO 650.







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