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Gerontology Master’s Degree

Master’s Degree in Gerontology

Students can earn an MS in gerontology online with the University of Florida. Offered through the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, this unique program helps students advance their careers in the field of gerontology and geriatric care.

This master’s degree can be completed in as little as two years. No clinical experience is necessary to apply for this degree program.

This online degree gives students a comprehensive and personalized curriculum in gerontology. Three specialty tracks including Geriatric Care Management, Geropsychology, and Medical Physiology cover clinical, physiological, epidemiological, sociological, and psychological approaches. Additionally, once enrolled, students who identify a desire to pursue health care professional schools may choose to supplement their master’s degree with one of the three tracks. These students will have the opportunity to earn a graduate certificate with the successful completion of the 9-credit track in addition to their master’s degree in Gerontology.

Learn about changing health care environments and the latest aging treatment practices. The online master's degree in gerontology can create new career opportunities for students in the field of gerontology and geriatric care.

Minimum Requirements to Apply

Minimum requirements for all students (domestic and international) are as follows:

  1. All applicants must have a prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited US institution, or a degree deemed equivalent to them by the UF Office of Admissions’ evaluation of official transcripts
  2. An upper-division GPA of a B (3.0) or higher
  3. GRE scores
    • We only require the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE to be taken and reported.
    • GRE scores take six weeks to be processed within the Office of Admissions. Please take this into account when scheduling the GRE. We recommend taking the exam no later than the term application deadline.
    • Applicants who have earned a graduate or professional degree from an accredited university in the United States are exempt from this requirement and do not need to submit GRE scores.
    • If the applicant is currently earning a graduate level degree but will not have it completed by the application deadline for the term they are applying for, they are not exempt from the GRE.
    • GRE scores remain active for five years. If the applicant has not taken the GRE within this 5-year time limit, he or she must retake it.
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Resume or CV
  6. Statement of Purpose

All applicants must have ETS (Educational Testing Service) send their official test scores directly to the UF Office of Admissions. The institutional code for the University of Florida is 5812. Only official, sealed scores, direct from ETS (Education Testing Service), are acceptable. Self-reported scores, unsealed copies of score reports, or photocopies of score reports cannot be accepted as official final documents.

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