7500 - Gerontology

General

Program Title
Gerontology
Degree Designation
MS
Program Level
Graduate
Instruction Mode
On Campus
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(s)
Gerontology
College/School
School of Health and Human Services
Status
Active

Requirements

Admissions Requirements

    Notes

    2.75 All plans require a minimum of 3 credits in GERO 644 Internship. A grade of B or higher in all GERO courses is required. A student completing the Plan B2 Comprehensive Examination option must achieve a minimum exam score of 80%. GRE is not required.

    Graduate Plan A

    Core: 36

    Electives: 9 credits. GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 644.

    Research: 15 credits: GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 518, GERO 520, GERO 525, GERO 530, GERO 535, GERO 540, GERO 565, GERO 570. Other electives may be taken with permission of graduate advisor.

    Graduate Plan B

    Credits: 12 credits: GERO 650, GERO 699 (6 credits taken in 3 credit increments), CPSY 678.

    Comments: 36

    Electives: 9 credits: GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 644. Plan B1 Starred Paper and Plan B2 Comprehensive Exam both require the credits listed.

    Research: 21 credits: selected from the following: GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 518, GERO 520, GERO 525, GERO 530, GERO 535, GERO 540, GERO 565, GERO 570. Plan B1 Starred Paper and Plan B2 Comprehensive Exam both select from the credits listed.

    Graduate Plan C

    Comments: 6 credits: Plan B1 Starred Paper: GERO 650 and 3 credits of GERO 697. Plan B2 Comprehensive Exam: GERO 650 and GERO 695.

    See program website for additional information.

    Learning Outcomes

    Objective
    Experience professional life (career preparation): understand professional methods and ethics, understand professional opportunities in gerontology (2017-2018)
    Objective
    Graduate students will demonstrate and apply research in aging, including: critical analysis of gerontological literature; research methods; research question development; processes of conducting, analyzing & recording research findings (2019-2020)
    Objective
    Know about ethics in gerontology: understand the ethical questions of practice, research, advocacy, and policy, understand proper professional conduct (2018-2019)
    Objective
    To know gerontological theory: understand the various models and theories in gerontology, understand the practical implications of theories and gerontology, evaluate gerontological research and theory (2016-2017)
    Objective
    To understand the aging process (specialized knowledge): understand the interdisciplinary nature of human aging, know demographic changes, understand diversity in later life, know disciplinary perspectives on aging (social, physiological, biological, and psychological) (2015-2016)

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