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Gerontology at the Universtity of Massachusetts Boston

Gerontology, PhD   This on campus program is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as educators, researchers, policy analysts and policy makers. We are on of the oldest schools in the U.S. to offer a doctoral program in this field and have produced more gerontology PhDs than any university in the world. A master’s degree is not required to apply to the PhD program. We offer generous assistantship packages on a competitive basis.

Management of Aging Services, MS   This completely online program is designed to provide students with advanced training in gerontology and managerial practices in the aging services field. Our award-winning program requires the completion of 36 credits (12 courses) taken online. This program is available for part-time and full-time study.

Gerontology Graduate Certificate   This online program requires the completion of 5 three-credit courses that have been approved for the program. It is designed for professionals working in aging services who want to advance their skills within this field. Students must have earned an undergraduate degree to be eligible for the certificate.

Global Aging and Life Course Studies, BA   This undergraduate program introduces students to the issues, perspectives, needs, and contributions of older persons and compares the opportunities and challenges associated with aging populations internationally. Courses are offered on-campus and online. Major, minor, accelerated master’s, study abroad, and internship options are available.

Manning Certificate in Gerontology   The completely online Manning Certificate Program equips students with skills and resources necessary to build rewarding careers in gerontology and provides current practitioners the credentials to advance. Students will gain an understanding of the aging network and aging process through direct service, research, field placements, social and public policy, and legislative advocacy for older people. Simply complete the application form. There is no fee to apply.






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