Master of Science in Applied Gerontology

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Expand your knowledge and understanding of caring for older adults, so you can better meet the growing needs of an aging population. Brenau’s Master of Science in Applied Gerontology offers an innovative, interdisciplinary program that focuses on not only psychology, nursing, occupational therapy and health sciences, but also business, social work, housing, geriatric care management and more. The entire program is offered online, and can be simultaneously taken with Brenau’s other graduate-level psychology programs or as a stand-alone program. 

Duration: 2 semesters full-time or more semesters part-time
Start term: Fall, spring and summer 
Class type: Online
Tuition: $785/hr.

Student opportunities

  • Work with geriatric clients during your capstone course
  • Study among students with a wide range of backgrounds, including counselors, nurses, business owners, and more
  • Expand your current practice to a geriatric population
  • Earn your degree while simultaneously pursuing another graduate degree
  • Learn from experienced faculty with a wide range of expertise, several of whom have active practices 

Potential careers

  • Geriatric psychologist 
  • Geriatric social worker
  • Gerontology nurse
  • Community health worker 
  • Assisted living administrator

Admissions requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  • GPA 2.5 or above from all college transcripts
  • List of professional references 
  • Official college transcripts

Have questions?

Contact Bonnie Kin, Ph.D. Coordinator of the Applied Gerontology program in the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling, at
770-297-5951 or bkin@brenau.edu