Online Gerontology Graduate Program
Americans are living longer than ever, and life expectancy is currently at a record high. More than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day, and according to the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, the United States is ill-prepared to meet current and future workforce needs for its aging adult population.
Be a part of the solution to this major problem facing the healthcare landscape with an online master’s degree in gerontology or graduate certificate in aging and geriatric practice from the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Practical education is a must in this changing health care job environment. Opportunities continue to become available for qualified individuals in elder care. Gain credentials that will allow you to further your career through our online educational programs.
Benefits of UF’s online gerontology graduate program include:
- Interactive, asynchronous courses taught by leading doctors and researchers
- Flexible schedules tailored for working professionals
- Continually updated curriculum to reflect the latest research
- No clinical experience requirement
From 1990 to 2020, the population aged 65 to 74 is projected to grow 74 percent, while the population under the age of 65 will only grow 24 percent, according to the latest Census data.
Department of Aging and Geriatric Research
Our expert professors are based out of the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research at the University of Florida. The department also supports the Institute on Aging, a center for research and treatment of older adults. The department and institute’s mission is to improve the health, independence, and quality of life of older adults by means of interdisciplinary teams in the areas of research, education, and health care.
Learn More About the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research.
Master’s Degree in Gerontology
The online Master of Science in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Gerontology is an ideal master’s degree for working professionals. Students will become more qualified to work with the aging population. This fully online program is offered through UF’s Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, led by clinical researchers and doctors at the forefront of geriatric research. Clinical experience is not required.
Personalize your master’s degree by choosing one of three tracks to specialize in, including Geriatric Care Management, Geropsychology, and Medical Physiology. Available only to students of the master’s degree program, you can enhance your career opportunities in the areas most suited to your needs.
Job Outlook for Aging and Geriatric Specialists - Job Opportunites
Graduate Certificate in Aging and Geriatric Practice
Students can earn a graduate certificate in aging and geriatric practice fully online in as little as one year. This program is an excellent way for students to gain credentials as they become certified in gerontology. Students can even transfer these credits toward UF’s online master of science degree with a concentration in gerontology later, if admitted.
Job Outlook for Aging and Geriatric Specialists - Median Pay
Tuition & Fees
Tuition is $550 per credit hour, plus $35.75 per credit hour in fees. The total cost per credit hour is $585.75. All students pay the same tuition, regardless of residency.
There is financial aid available for students who qualify. Click here to learn more.
Master’s Degree Total: $21,087
Graduate certificate Total: $8,786.25
Cost per 3-Credit Hour Course: $1,757.25
Tuition and fees can be paid through the Student Self Service (SSS). In SSS, select the Financial Services link, then “Make a Payment.”