Gerontology

Graduate certificate University of Missouri
A gerontological social worker and client.
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Overview

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.

Quick facts

Official name

Graduate certificate in gerontology

Campus

University of Missouri

Program type

Graduate certificate

Academic home

College of Education & Human Development | Department of Human Development and Family Science

Delivery mode

100% online

Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Credit hours

15

Estimated cost

$8,849.85

*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.

Gerontological social worker and client.

Career prospects

This certificate may benefit professionals in

  • Nursing
  • Public policy
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Social work
  • Others who plan to work with older adults.
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
11.88%
Employment growth
Burning Glass Technologies. 2021. Salary numbers and employment growth numbers are based on models that consider advertised job posting salary, Bureau of Labor Statistics data and other proprietary and public sources of information for multiple occupations.
$53,000
Median salary

Program structure

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

Delivery

100% online

Calendar system

Semester-based

Typical program length

2 years

Typical course load

2 classes per semester

Accreditation

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.

Learn more about Great Plains IDEA.

 

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Department of Human Development and Family Science