A minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred.
How long will it take?
Typically one year. The program requires 18 credit hours.
Where can I take classes?
Am I required to take classes at a specific location?
Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer: Does Not Admit
Gerontology, Graduate Certificate
The Gerontology Graduate Certificate is designed for people who are preparing for careers in the aging field and for professionals already working in areas such as health care, social services, recreation and leisure, government and business.
Applicants to this program include people changing careers, re-entering the workforce or seeking additional expertise. The interdisciplinary curriculum provides in-depth exposure to issues, knowledge and research about aging processes, older people and the needs of an aging population. The program integrates knowledge of gerontology into students’ own disciplinary fields.
The Graduate Certificate may be earned concurrently with an M.A., M.S., or Ph.D. degree, or independently by those who hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree.
Core courses (9)
Select three of the following core courses:
- Aging Policy and Services (3)
- Health and the Older Adult (3)
- Aging Practice, Policy and Research (3)
- Sociology of Aging (3)
- Psychology of Aging (3)
Two elective courses (6)
Students who complete the Certificate in Gerontology will gain an understanding of issues, knowledge and research about aging processes, older people and the needs of an aging population.
Students will have the opportunity to apply for a variety of scholarships and awards each spring semester. For more information, go to: https://gerontology.gsu.edu/students/resources/scholarships-awards/