Our Gerontology Program is the only fully online gerontology graduate program in the state and one of only two accredited gerontology graduate programs on the east coast. We offer flexible options for students pursuing an undergraduate minor, post-baccalaureate certificate (PBC), or master’s of science degree.
Our program prepares individuals to understand the aging process and issues related to an aging society with an emphasis on coordination and administration of services for older adults at the local, state, and national level.
Graduates of our programs are prepared to apply research and theory to address the needs of older adults and equipped to be leaders in the aging services and beyond.
Graduate programs (the PBC and master’s degree) are fully online and asynchronous, making this an ideal program for students living at a distance, working professionals, or who need the flexibility that online degree programs offer. These programs are designed to launch or expand careers in aging. The undergraduate minor is a 12-hour interdisciplinary program and an excellent complement to a variety of disciplines, such as biology, communication sciences, community recreation, human development, kinesiology, nutrition, and social work.
Qualified undergraduate students may pursue the Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Gerontology and receive dual credit for graduate-level courses as an undergraduate student. Gerontology graduates enjoy very strong career prospects in a variety of settings as our population ages. Graduates of our program are succeeding in careers entailing advocacy roles, coordination of services for older adults, and administrative leadership positions.
- History of gerontological research and teaching at UNCG since 1968
- Asynchronous, online delivery
- Only fully online gerontology graduate program in the state
- Only accredited gerontology graduate program in the state
- 1 of 2 accredited gerontology graduate programs on the east coast
- Time to completion is an average of 18 months (about 4 semesters) with an option to be done in one year
- Supportive academic and career advising
- Flexible, customized elective curriculum, including courses to support students’ professional goals