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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 

Latest Gerontology Research

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

Why UMass Boston?

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Why UMass Boston?

The proximity of the UMass Boston campus to downtown and the water make it an ideal location.

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