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Gerontology Research/Policy Master’s

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This program prepares students to address issues surrounding a diverse aging population. The curriculum addresses social science theories, research techniques, and content to provide students with the tools to accomplish basic and applied research.

Students will successfully complete 36 credits and may study on a part- or full-time basis.