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Gerontology is:

  • the study of the aging process and individuals as they grow from midlife through later life, including the study of physical, mental and social changes.
  • the investigation of the changes in society resulting from our aging population.
  • the application of this knowledge to practice, programs, and policies.
  • an interdisciplinary field including professionals such as physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, sociologists, physical and occupational therapists, architects, audiologists, pharmacists, and more.

The graduate certificate in gerontology is intended for those interested in working with and/or on behalf of older adults and their family members. The certificate follows the guidelines of the Association of Gerontology in Higher Education and is offered under the purview of the College of Social Work.

Admissions Standards/Procedures

To be admitted to this program students must submit a departmental application to the Gerontology Certificate Chair.
Students selected for admission must be formally admitted to the certificate program through the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Required Courses

  • SOWK 555 (3 credit hours)
  • SOWK 566 (3 credit hours)
  • SOWK 572 (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (6 credit hours)
    • SOWK 513 (3 credit hours)
    • SOWK 519 (3 credit hours)
    • SOWK 549 (3 credit hours)
    • SOWK 563 (3 credit hours)
    • Other MSSW or graduate elective as approved by the Gerontology Certificate Chair
  • Field Practice (at least 6 credit hours)
    • SOWK 542 and SOWK 544 (6 credit hours), OR
    • SOWK 586 (12 credit hours)
      • 6 credit hours in a gerontology focused field placement.
      • The field placement must be approved by the MSSW Field Coordinator.

Saya termasuk departemen apa?

College of Social Work

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (21 jam kredit)

Biaya kuliah
US$31.798,00 (Rp 454.257.143) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

24 Januari 2022


Nashville Campus

193 Polk Ave., Ste. E,



37210, United States

Purna Waktu (21 jam kredit)

Biaya kuliah
US$31.798,00 (Rp 454.257.143) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

24 Januari 2022


College of Social Work

1618 Cumberland Avenue, 401 Henson Hall,



37996, United States

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

A grade point average (GPA) of 2.70 or higher for undergraduate work or GPA 3.20 or higher for prior graduate work is required.

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency. A non-U.S. degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be accredited by its regional or national accreditation agency. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees must have earned a minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or other equivalent to a ‘B’ average. If you have completed previous graduate coursework, you must have earned a minimum of 3.3 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or other equivalent to a ‘B+’ average.

An applicant requesting admission to the Graduate School may be required to submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission to the Graduate School are:

  • a total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT),
  • a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

Application Deadline: Spring: June 15

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