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Department of Communication and Sociology

Martin Bldg., Room 136
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4840


M.S. Social Gerontology

Program Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes – The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Social Gerontology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.75.  As part of the admissions process, each student seeking admission to the program as a degree-seeking candidate must submit a Statement of Purpose for Graduate Studies.  The statement should be 1-2 pages typed and double-spaced.  Please address the following areas in your statement:

This program is an interdisciplinary course of study designed for students seeking to prepare themselves for one of the many opportunities in the growing field of service for older adults. UCM offers both an on campus program in Warrensburg and an extended campus experience at the UCM Summit Center. The off-campus program centers around evening classes that rotate in a two year cycle. Courses are offered in a variety of formats: traditional classroom setting, online, and interactive television (I-TV).



SOC  5835     Proseminar in Social Gerontology (3)

SOC  5840     Applied Gerontology (3)

SOWK 4620   Social Services and Policy with Older Adults (3)

NUR  4405     Aging of Self and Others (3)

SOC  5820     Management and Administration in Older Adult Settings (3)

SOC  5805     Applied Social Research(3)

SOC  5815     Evaluation Research. (3)

SOC 5850      Internship in Gerontology (6)


SOC 6890      Thesis (6)

Department approved graduate electives (6)