Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies

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There are students from social work, clinical psychology, housing, geriatric nursing, geriatric dentistry, health and human services to name a few... The strength of the professors in this discipline and their knowledge has provided me with a first-class education in the field of aging.—Graduate of the Certificate in Aging Studies program

The Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies is a 12-credit, interdisciplinary program designed for professionals who already work with older adults. By supplementing your professional training, you will be able to better meet the needs of those you serve.

Admissions requirements:

Applicants to this program must hold a baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution, with a minimum grade point average of at least 3.0. 

Interested in applying? 

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Due dates are as follows:
Fall admission: August 1
Spring admission: December 1
Summer admission: April 1
The School of Public Health post-baccalaureate certificate page has details and information about academic requirements and the application process. Information about tuition and fees for 2016-2017 is available here. For other questions about the program, contact either program coordinator Nancy Russell, MLS at the Center on Aging by telephone 612-625-8954 or email russe059@umn.edu or the Director of Graduate Studies Joe Gaugler, PhD.

 

Gerontology Faculty at the U of M

Aging-related Courses