M.S. in Applied Gerontology

“Getting my Master’s in Applied Gerontology has opened so many doors for me!…I am working as a Geriatric Care Manager…and [have been] asked to be a part of a working group in figuring out ways to get needed and correct resources to the older adults in our community. Because of Brenau and the Applied Gerontology program, I am accomplishing my dreams!” — Paula Law, MS Applied Gerontology 2011

Elaine talks about the Gerontology Program

Video: Master’s degree student Elaine talks about the gerontology program

Nationwide, there is an increasing need for well qualified, highly trained professionals to provide services to the rapidly growing aging population. Brenau’s M.S. in Applied Gerontology program lets you earn your degree in as little as one year. The 30 credit hour masters degree* includes an 18 hour credit hour core and 12 credit hours of electives. Because this is an interdisciplinary program, students are able to design a curriculum that will fit their individual education and career needs.

Brenau also earns the distinction of being the first university in Georgia to be granted a chapter of the National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society of Sigma Phi Omega.

*For students not wishing to obtain a masters degree, a certificate in applied gerontology is available by completing 18 credit hours of coursework. Students will coordinate with their advisor to design a course of study to meet their needs.

The Online tuition rate for Applied Gerontology is $594 per credit hour.

Applied Gerontology Career Opportunities

The interdisciplinary masters of science degree in applied gerontology is designed to be innovative and will offer a unique opportunity for those desiring to work with older adults. This program will be of special interest to those who are interested in various aspects of healthcare including psychology, nursing, legal services, occupational therapy, business, social work, marketing, advocacy, education and training, research, management and administration, institutional care, program planning and evaluation, and geriatric care management. This degree will place graduates on the cutting edge of serving the older adult population.

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Curriculum requirements and application instructions (PDF)

Academic Advisor for Applied Gerontology
Bonnie J. Kin, Ph.D.
(770) 297-5951 or 800-252-5119, ext. 5951

Online Admission Specialist
Nathan Goss
(770) 534-6162 or 800-252-5119, ext. 6162

Additional Information

Download Applied Gerontology Certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure»

See Program Plan on Registrar’s page.

College of Health Sciences
See the School of Education website for more information on this and other graduate education degree programs available at Brenau University.

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100