Master of Arts in Gerontology
The applied Gerontology master’s program centers on helping the aging adult navigate successfully through the challenges of later life. We will explore issues ranging from social policies and family relationships to community resources, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, age discrimination and more. By the time you graduate, you will be ready to take professional responsibility or leadership in the network working with older adults.
“If you have an interest in a specific Gerontology area, the types of classes offered provide the opportunity to further explore those areas of interest. The online classes make it very convenient time wise and encourage exploration of local resources. Dr. Collins and Dr. Weil offer a great experience and knowledge base. They are academically supportive and encourage critical thinking both academically and personally. My graduate practicum was hugely beneficial. Not only did it result in full time employment, but it provided experiential knowledge that can only be gained when working in the field.”
Carol Cross, MA Gerontology alumna, Compliance Coordinator and Data Analyst for Boulder County Area Agency on Aging
“ My career goal was to complete my master’s in Gerontology and then go on to earn a Ph.D. so that I can teach gerontology. I did a thesis rather than a practicum, which gave me new skills, and helped me get accepted into my Ph.D. program. I am now in my second year of an Applied Developmental Sciences
Nancy Mendoza, MA Gerontology alumna, Applied Developmental Sciences doctoral student