Gerontology Students in a Classroom

Department of Gerontology

We are one of the oldest Gerontology programs in the world having produced more Gerontology PhDs than any other program. Our online Management of Aging Services program has been helping professionals advance their careers for over a decade and our certificate programs provide an overview of aging issues for people entering the field.

Learn more about our academic programs in Gerontology and Aging Services.

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Visit UMass Boston

Come spend an hour or two exploring the campus and talking with UMass Boston students and admissions counselors. Read More 

Careers in Aging

What can I do with a degree in gerontology? Read More 

Community Partnerships

Age-FriendlyWhat can we do to make Boston a more age-friendly city? Read More 


A newsletter about Gerontology graduate programs. Written by our students, for our students. Read More 

Why UMass Boston?

UMass Boston students study archaeology at Gore Place, the estate of former Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore.

Gore Place

Study early American history right at the source

Students are working on the first major excavation of a 19th-century greenhouse in New England.

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