Welleford, Dr. E. Ayn
Chair, Department of Gerontology
Gerontology, Master of Science (M.S.): all tracks
GRE or MAT
The gerontology curriculum is a multidisciplinary program established in 1976 which offers the Master of Science degree. The program benefits from professional collaboration with departments throughout the university
The 30-hour degree program includes 15 hours of courses in gerontological core, five hours in gerontological research, six hours in gerontology practice elective courses and four hours in a field placement.
For students interested in seeking to work collaboratively to augment their studies, a variety of multidisciplinary electives beyond their required curriculum are also available. Students can customize their program of study with the addition concentration areas such as adult education, health care organization and planning, psychogeriartrics, public administration (specifically the Certificate in Public Management or Certificate in Nonprofit Management), social services, research, and wellness and chronic disease prevention.