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Combined Certificate in Aging Studies (Post-baccalaureate graduate certificate) and Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling (M.S.)

The Department of Rehabilitation Counseling, in cooperation with the Department of Gerontology, provides its degree-seeking students with the opportunity to earn the Certificate in Aging Studies while concurrently completing the requirements for the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling. Students must meet admission requirements for both the rehabilitation degree and the gerontology certificate program, and admission into one is independent of the other. Additional information, including the specific program of study for the counseling program, may be obtained in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. Information on the curriculum presented by the Department of Gerontology can be obtained by contacting the chair of the Department of Gerontology.

Admission requirements

See the individual program pages for admission requirements specific to the separate degrees.


In addition to the requirements for the Master of Science in Rehabiliation Counseling, the certificate program requires the completion of 15 credits in gerontology and six credits in rehabilitation counseling.

GRTY 601 Biological/Physiological Aging 3
GRTY 602 Psychology of Aging 3
GRTY 605 Social Gerontology 3
GRTY 615 Aging and Mental Disorders or GRTY 641 Psychological Assessment and Treatment 3
GRTY 692 Independent Study in Gerontology 3
RHAB 625 Research in Rehabilitation 3
RHAB 696 Supervised Clinical Practice in Rehabilitation Counseling 3



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