7500 - Gerontology
- Program Title
- Degree Designation
- Program Level
- 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.
- School of Health and Human Services
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
Graduate Plan B
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
See program website for additional information.
- Experience professional life (career preparation): understand professional methods and ethics, understand professional opportunities in gerontology (2017-2018)
- 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)
- Know about ethics in gerontology: understand the ethical questions of practice, research, advocacy, and policy, understand proper professional conduct (2018-2019)
- 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)
- 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)