Gerontology (M.S.)

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

The Masters of Science in Gerontology Program provides a flexible interdisciplinary curriculum that gives new and seasoned professionals the competencies necessary for success in the field of aging. It provides experiential as well as didactic graduate education and professional training in gerontology for individuals planning to become professionals in public and private agencies. It provides field experiences to enhance understanding of concepts, themes, and skills related to aging at various life stages, within different gender and racial/ethnic groups and among people with various abilities.

Students gain knowledge and skills necessary to plan, develop and implement innovative programs to meet the needs of the growing aging population locally, state-wide, nationally, and internationally. Students are supported in exploring aging-related professional values and ethics. The Gerontology Programs and Center for Successful Aging are supported by over 40 faculty in more than 20 departments throughout the campus who offer more than 35 courses related to aging.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities (WSCUC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies