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Department of Gerontology

Leading center for research and academic study of social Gerontology 

Learn about our graduate programs in Gerontology


  • What is Gerontology? Gerontology is the study of social, psychological, and policy aspects of aging in populations and individuals.
  • Why is it important? People are living longer than ever before and the demand for policy changes and services to support the aging population is increasing at a rapid rate.
  • What can you do with a degree in Gerontology? Our PhD graduates work as policy makers, researchers, professors, and policy analysts. Our Management of Aging Services graduates manage elder care organizations, establish community-based services for the elderly, and work in the private sector.
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