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Gerontology Programs

Master’s Degree

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

Master's Degree Benefits

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

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.

Graduate Certificate

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

Graduate Certificate Benefits

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

Admissions

Master’s Degree Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a master’s degree student are:

  • A prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Acceptable GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a graduate certificate student are:

  • A prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Resume or CV

Non-Degree Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a graduate certificate student are:

  • A prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher

For more information about requirements, exceptions, and applying with a non-U.S. degree, visit the admissions page.

Gerontology Tuition Information

UF’s gerontology graduate program offers competitive in-state tuition for all students, regardless of location.

Application Fee: $35

Cost per Credit Hour: $550 plus fees

Credits Required for Master’s Degree:36

Credits Required for for Graduate Certificate:15

Total Master’s Degree Tuitionn: $21,087 plus fees

Total Graduate Certificate Tuition: $8,786.25 plus feess

For more information about the costs of attendance and financial aid, visit the tuition page.

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