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The online graduate certificate in gerontology from MU can help you advance your career meeting the needs of Americans 65 and older. If you want to better understand the diversity among the aging population and the unique challenges they face, this may be the certificate for you.
Official nameGraduate certificate in gerontology
CampusUniversity of Missouri
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Human Development and Family Science
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
This certificate may benefit professionals in
- Public policy
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Social work
- Others who plan to work with older adults.
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based and offered by multiple universities taking part in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Depending on which university is teaching your course that semester, your courses may have different start and finish dates.
Students typically take two classes each semester and finish in under two years.
Course work includes
- Grant development and management
- Long-term care
- Mental health
- Physical health and aging
- Program design, implementation and evaluation
- Women and aging
Typical program length2 years
Typical course load2 classes per semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Great Plains IDEA
Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of 19 universities offering fully online graduate programs and courses in agriculture disciplines. Students apply to and are admitted by one university, enroll in all of their courses through that university and graduate from that university. However, the online courses are taught by faculty in the discipline from several universities.