School/College: Center on Age and Community
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology
Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully pursue or advance careers within aging services organizations or academic research in aging. Students wishing to earn a Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology must complete the required 17 graduate credit hours with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better. No student may complete all 17 credits within a single school or college. A maximum of half of the credits may be double counted toward one's degree program. The curriculum consists of the following five courses:
- Core Courses (8 credits)
- Nurs 760 The Aging Experience (3 credits)
- Soc Wrk 851 Social Issue and Policy Analysis: with the subtitle "Age and Community: Policy to Practice" (3 credits)
- Sociol 940 Applied Gerontology Capstone I (1 credit)
- Sociol 941 Applied Gerontology Capstone II (1 credit)
Students must also complete a 3-credit practicum (research project, clinical experience or internship) and 6 credits of electives approved by the Program Coordinator.
Those students who wish to earn the Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology can be admitted for the certificate program as non-degree graduate students provided they possess a bachelor's or higher degree with a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75. Admission as a non-degree graduate student does not constitute admission to a master's degree program. Students may also pursue the certificate while enrolled in another graduate program or as a post-graduate student.
Students wishing to pursue the Certificate in Applied Gerontology must submit an application to the Program before completion of six credits in the certificate sequence. There is a time limit of three years from initial enrollment for completion of the certificate program.