The program is open to qualified students who have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university or the equivalent, maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have satisfactory scores on the GRE or MAT. A successful work experience may strengthen the admission credentials of applicants with marginal records.
Because of the diversity of undergraduate majors, candidates for the gerontology program must present evidence of successful completion of undergraduate courses in the following areas:
Candidates for admission who do not meet these requirements will be expected to complete the required undergraduate course work or to pass challenge examinations by the end of the first year. See Graduate Studies at VCU in this bulletin for admission requirements and procedures.