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Important Update:

UCO has temporarily shifted most in-person classes to synchronous virtual delivery through Feb. 7. Campus facilities and services will remain open and offer in-person and virtual options. COVID-19 protocols remain in place. Masks are required on campus when around others. Students, faculty and staff who are directly exposed to or test positive for COVID-19 should fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage.

The Master of Arts in Gerontology is a specialized program where you will work with adults in a variety of environments. Gerontology is the physical, mental and sociological study of aging and the practical application of this knowledge to policies for older people.

Typing on laptopOur Gerontology major provides a base of information and experiences, both in and out of the classroom, for managing the many aspects of aging. The program emphasis is on the "humanistic" approach, recognizing that aging is a developmental state. As a society, our demands are changing with both an undereducated workforce and an older population. Specialists are needed to ensure a quality of life for all.

Still not sure? The University of Central Oklahoma's Gerontology program is a leader among adult education programs in the State of Oklahoma. Learn with the best today.


What can you do with a Gerontology degree?

  • Social Work
  • Nursing Home Director
  • Healthcare Work
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice
  • Outreach Work
  • Retirement Home Management
  • Mobile Meals program implementation
  • Grief Counselor
  • Government Work
  • Grant Writing
  • Research and Clinical Work
  • Senior Citizen Advocate
  • Public Health Attorney
  • Nurse-Aid or Orderly