Gerontology Graduate Certificate Program
This flexible online 12 credit certificate is designed for individuals who hold or are pursuing a graduate degree in a different discipline, or who have or are obtaining a professional designation, such as an RN, MSW or MBA. It is also intended for those who have a bachelor's degree in any discipline and several years of experience in a human service related occupation. Each graduate level course is taught by UNC Gerontology faculty, and offered online at least once a year.
Acceptance into the certificate program requires that you meet minimum requirements for admission to the UNC Graduate School, with a GPA of 3.0 or better in your most recent 60 semester hours of college work.
The certificate is offered through our Extended Studies, Online. Please click here for detailed information about the program, contact with the gerontology faculty coordinator, course of study, admission requirements, tuition, and application links.
Certificate, endorsement-only and principal licensure program students (non-degree seeking) ARE NOT eligible for aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Your program coordinator may be aware of your eligibility for any discipline or campus-based aid if available. Extended Studies students may contact Aimee Rogers in Financial Aid for more specific help at 970.351.2502 or visit the UNC Financial Aid website.
If you are currently a graduate student in another UNC program and would like to take classes for the Gerontology Certificate, email Linda Sisson at the Graduate School to tell her you wish to add the certificate. You do not need to reapply to earn this certificate in addition to your program.