Gerontology

General

Program Title

Gerontology

Degree Designation

MS

Award Type

Masters

Program Level

Graduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus, Online Exclusive - Asynchronous

Program Description

A Master of Science in Gerontology prepares graduates to assume professional leadership roles in the delivery of service to older people and their support networks, in the planning of services, in the administration of services, and in the training and instruction of older people and service providers.

Department/Unit(s)

College/School

College of Health and Wellness Professions

Status

Active

Admission Requirements

What previous degree and/or experience is required prior to admission to this program?

Bachelors Degree

Minimum undergraduate GPA for admission

2.75

Required GPA for graduation

3

Number of credits in program

36

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Synthesize and apply gerontological frameworks (e.g., social theories of aging, life course perspective) to examine human development and aging.

Outcome

Synthesize and apply biological theory and science to understand the processes of aging, including health, longevity and diversity in the physical experience of aging.

Outcome

Synthesize and apply psychological and sociological theories and science to understand adaptation, stability and change in aging, as well to understand heterogeneity, inequality and context of aging.

Outcome

Develop comprehensive and meaningful concepts, definitions and measures for well-being of older adults and their families, grounded in Humanities and Arts.

Outcome

Distinguish and apply factors related to aging outcomes, both intrinsic and contextual, through critical thinking and empirical research.

Outcome

Demonstrate awareness of professional opportunities in gerontology, skills to communicate with and advocate for older persons in personal and public settings, and an understanding of gerontological ethics, including: ethical questions of practice, research, advocacy, and policy; and proper professional conduct, complexities of working with a diverse population.

Degree Maps

Major Code

5326

Program Code

7500