Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
A Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is offered for students preparing for careers in the aging field and for professionals already working in areas such as health care, social services, recreation and leisure, government, and business. The certificate program is a 21-semester-hour, interdisciplinary curriculum that provides an in-depth exposure to the issues, knowledge, and research about the aging processes and older people. It is designed to integrate knowledge of gerontology into students' own disciplinary fields and may be earned concurrently with a master's or doctoral degree or independently by those who hold a bachelor's or advanced degree.
Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
(All courses are three semester hours)
1. Core courses (12 hours)
Select one of the following courses:
2. Elective courses (6 hours)
GERO 8910 Gerontology Internship or an approved alternate internship course
Internal applicants, students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs at Georgia State University, should contact the Gerontology Institute, 404-413-5210 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for advisement about applying to the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
The Office of Graduate Studies of the College of Arts and Sciences handles all applications for the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology. Please go to the college website to Graduate Programs, http://www.cas.gsu.edu/grad.html, to apply for admission online. Applicants should follow the instructions outlined in the Application Guide, http://www.cas.gsu.edu/docs/grad/application_booklet.pdf, and have on hand the required information prior to accessing the online application.
When to Apply
Although July 1 is the application deadline for fall semester, and November 15 is the application deadline for spring semester, applicants to the graduate certificate program are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications will be reviewed by the admission committee as they are received.
What to Submit
In addition to completing all GSU application forms, submitting official transcripts, and paying the required application fee, applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology must provide the following items:
1. Two letters of recommendation.
2. A statement of educational and career goals.
3. A current resume.
Please note the following information provided in compliance with Department of Education regulations:
Graduate tuition per credit hour:
Undergraduate tuition per credit hour:
Fees and other costs:
Mandatory student fees per term: $1,064.00
Books and supplies per term: $500.00
Room and board per term: $4613.00
Completion time: 2-3 semesters
*All figures are estimates only and subject to change without notice.