Certificate Programs

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Course Location Delivery 

The certificate is offered fully online.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process and access the application, please review our application process.




15 credit hours are required for the certificate.

Required Core (select 6 hours from the following)

Electives (select 9 hours from the remaining cores and/or from the following)

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University policy, all certificates have a 5-year time limit; however, 24 months is the estimated time to complete this program.

Credit Toward Graduate Decree

Course credits earned in the certificate may be applied to a master's degree in the School of Aging Studies with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required. No GRE is required.


Cathy McEvoy, Ph.D.

Jessica Wall

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