University Catalog

Gerontology

Director: Rona Karasik
Address: 360 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.5224
Email: gerontology@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/gerontology

MS in Gerontology (34-36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • GRE is not required.

Notes

  • All plans require a minimum of 3 credits of internship, (GERO 644).

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 34
Core: 12 credits minimum. Select from the following in consultation with advisor: GERO 644, GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 565, GERO 570, GERO 525, PSY 647, SOC 650. Internship Requirement. (3-6 credits): GERO 644. Plan A - GERO 699. Thesis, 6 credits (taken in 3 credit increments). 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: (7 credit minimum). Select from the following in consultation with advisor: GERO 535, GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 540, GERO 530
Research: (12 credits). GERO 699, CEEP 678, GERO 650 or ED 615 or SOC 679 in consultation with advisor.

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: 12 credits minimum. Select from the following in consultation with advisor:  GERO 644, GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 565, GERO 570, GERO 525, PSY 647, SOC 650. Internship Requirement. (3-6 credits): GERO 644. Plan B - GERO 697. Starred Paper, 6 credits (taken in 3 credit increments). A student completing the Plan B option must pass a final oral examination on the starred paper submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.
Electives: (12 credit minimum). Select from the following in consultation with advisor: GERO 535, GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 540, GERO 530
Research: (12 credits) CEEP 678. GERO 697, GERO 650 OR ED 615. SOC 679

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio
Credits: 36
Core: (12 credits minimum).  GERO 644, GERO 620, GERO 630, GERO 565, GERO 570, GERO 525, PSY 647, SOC 650. Internship Requirement. (3-6 credits): GERO 644. Plan C - GERO 696. Practicum, 3 credits.  A student completing the Plan C option must pass a final oral examination on the portfolio submitted to the student's final evaluation committee.
Electives: (18 credit minimum). Select from the following in consultation with advisor: GERO 535, GERO 505, GERO 511, GERO 515, GERO 540, GERO 530
Research: (6 credits). GERO 696, CEEP 678 or GERO 650 or ED 615 or SOC 679 in consultation with advisor.


Certificate in Gerontology (12-15 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Must have a graduate degree or be enrolled in a graduate program.
  • GRE is not required.

Program Requirements

This program provides coursework leading to eligibility for a graduate certificate. 6 credits. Select from the following in consultation with advisor:  GERO 565, GERO 620, GERO 630, PSY 647, SOC 650

Electives

6-9 credits in consultation with advisor.

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