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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.

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.

Courses You'll Take

Our 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.


Requirements for Admission

  • Online application for admission
  • Official copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from each institution attended with all degrees posted. All transcripts must be from accredited institutions.
  • Transcripts must show
    • Undergraduate transcripts must show a minimum 2.75 GPA overall or 2.75 GPA in the last 60 hours attempted.
  • Students with a native language other than English must submit evidence of English language proficiency.
    *Students falling below these standards may qualify for conditional admission.

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

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