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Center on Aging

Graduate Programs in Gerontology

This totally online graduate program in gerontology is designed to prepare you for careers with the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Within a very short time, more than 20% of the world population will be over 65 and in need of services. This degree helps you specialize and have a competitive, professional advantage.

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Through collaboration with Great Plains IDEA (Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance), our master's program in gerontology collectively incorporates expertise and experience of graduate faculty and courses from Iowa State University, Kansas State University, North Dakota State University, Oklahoma State University, Texas Tech University, the University of Missouri and the University of Arkansas. Students who wish to have a credential in gerontology, but who don't necessarily want to complete a degree program can enroll in the graduate certificate in gerontology. To get an idea of the timing and types of courses offered, the Great Plains IDEA course matrix for gerontology courses is available. You may view the graduate school website for more information about the application process and the types of transcripts accepted or review the Great Plains IDEA website.  If you have questions you can review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact our staff