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What does it cost?

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How long will it take?

2-3 semesters

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.


Gerontology, Undergraduate Certificate

The undergraduate certificate in Gerontology prepares students for advanced study in gerontology and for entry into aging-related career fields.

The 18-semester-hour curriculum provides foundational knowledge of the biological, psychological and sociological dimensions of aging, health care organization and delivery, social service programs available to older persons and contemporary aging policy issues.

Program Details

To be admitted to the undergraduate Gerontology Certificate Program, students must be regularly enrolled in a degree program at Georgia State University. Students are required to submit an application to the certificate program obtained from the Gerontology Institute and have a minimal institutional GPA of 2.0.

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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The certificate program requires:

  • 12 semester hours in core courses
  • 3 hours of elective courses
  • 3 hours of internship

For details, visit the course catalog.

Georgia State tuition information can be found at Student Financial Services.

Students who receive the undergraduate certificate in Gerontology are prepared for advanced study in gerontology and for entry into aging-related career fields.



Through course work and internship experiences, students gain specialized knowledge and skills that prepare them for our rapidly aging society and will allow them to work with an increasingly diverse population of older adults in a variety of contexts and settings including, but not limited to: government, nonprofit agencies, private industry, volunteer organizations, recreation programs, senior citizen centers, the health care industry, nursing homes and senior living facilities.


Department Offices
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Suite 605
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Chivon A. Mingo
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 3984
Atlanta, GA 30302-3984

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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