Master’s Degree in Gerontology

The Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Gerontology provides students with foundational knowledge of the field of gerontology, including the biological, psychological and sociological aspects of aging. Presented in an entirely online and asynchronous format, this 36-credit-hour, non-thesis program is designed for working professionals interested in advancing their careers as gerontological specialists.

Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice

The Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice provides foundational knowledge of geriatric medicine, preparing students for health-profession school and careers as geriatricians. This entirely online program can be completed in as little as one year, and as long as they are accepted and in good academic standing, students can apply all 15 credit hours toward the MS in gerontology.


Potential careers in the field of gerontology include:

  • Geriatrician
  • Geriatric nurse practitioner
  • Geriatric physician assistant
  • Geriatric care manager
  • Recreational therapist
  • Social worker

Click here for an overview of our online graduate programs in gerontology.

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