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About the Program

The Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida provides an entirely online graduate program to help students further their careers in gerontology and geriatric care. Offering a master’s degree in gerontology and graduate certificate in aging and geriatric practice, this program prepares students to conduct age-related research, increase the public’s understanding of the issues seniors face, and care for the rapidly aging population in the United States.

The professors who instruct the online courses are researchers, scientists, and doctors themselves. In addition to the course material, professors share their findings and experiences with students.

Excellence in Education with UF Health

The Department of Aging and Geriatric Research is a department of UF Health, the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center. UF Health includes hospitals, physician programs, colleges, and services, which give students access to exceptional academics and expert professors.

Programs of Study from the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research

Clinical experience is not required to apply for the entirely online graduate program in Gerontology. These degrees are designed for working professionals who want to advance their career while maintaining a full-time job.

Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Gerontology

In as little as two years, students can earn their master’s degree entirely online. The curriculum takes a comprehensive look at aging from a clinical, physiological, epidemiological, sociological, and psychological perspective. The program blends interactive live classes and self-study components to give students the benefits of an on-campus program without traveling to Gainesville. Students will gain a broader understanding of the process of aging, and it prepares them to work with the aging population.

Students take a comprehensive look at aging from a clinical, physiological, epidemiological, sociological, and psychological perspective. It includes interactive live class sessions and supplemental components to be completed on the students’ own time. Students will gain a broader understanding of the process of aging, and it prepares them to work with the aging population. Clinical experience is not required.

Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice

The graduate certificate can be completed while working full-time in as little as one year. This certificate provides busy professionals with a deeper understanding of the aspects of aging and geriatric practice. Credits from the graduate certificate can be transferred toward the online master’s degree later, if the student is admitted and if they earned a grade of “B” or higher.

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