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Gerontology Programs

Graduate Programs in Gerontology

The University of Florida's Department of Aging and Geriatric Research offers online graduate programs for professionals working with the elderly who are interested in expanding their career opportunities.

No clinical experience is needed to apply for any of these online programs. Students are accepted year-round.

These programs are designed for professionals in any aspect of gerontology work, whether it's in research, policy, or health care settings. Students take one or two courses at a time, so the workload is manageable for those who have full-time jobs.

Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Gerontology

  • 36 credit hours
  • Entirely online
  • Complete in as little as two years
  • Approximate cost: $21,807

Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice

  • 15 credit hours
  • Entirely online
  • Complete in as little as one year
  • Approximate cost: $8,786.25

Faculty at the Forefront

UF’s faculty is at the forefront of current research in geriatrics. As researchers and practitioners in elder care, they have years of experience and share their ongoing findings and experiences with students to give them real-world examples to apply their new knowledge to their practice.

Master of Science in Gerontology

The online master’s degree in gerontology provides advanced insights into managing elder care, improving lifestyle conditions, and understanding research on the health issues. Students will earn the skills and qualifications to better work with the aging population.

Master's Degree Benefits

  • Completely online, interactive courses
  • Take two classes per semester to earn a degree in two years
  • Non-thesis program
  • Covers aging from clinical, physiological, epidemiological, sociological, and psychological perspectives

Cost

The master's degree is 36 credit hours, which is approximately $21,807 for the whole program.

Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice

The online graduate certificate in aging and geriatric practice gives students the credentials and the foundation in aging and geriatric medicine needed to advance their careers in the field.

Graduate Certificate Benefits

  • Completely online, interactive courses
  • Take two classes per semester to earn a degree in one year
  • All credits earned with a "B" grade or higher are transferable to the master's degree, if admitted

Cost

The graduate certificate is 15 credit hours, which is approximately $8,786.25 for the whole program.

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