The Master of Science in Social Gerontology from the University of Central Missouri will prepare you for a rewarding career in this booming field. Based on a philosophy of excellence in care for older adults, this program is designed for working professionals like you. You’ll be ready for diverse career options, from working in aging services administration to providing personal care and services. Since the gerontology field is multidisciplinary, we welcome students who have completed any undergraduate major to pursue the M.S. in Social Gerontology at UCM.
Thanks to UCM’s flexible course offerings, you can balance your graduate studies with your work and family life. By taking courses online or during the day, night and over the summer at our Warrensburg and Lee’s Summit campuses, you can complete this program in less than two years!
In order to apply for the master’s degree in Social Gerontology, you must:
The following are required courses for the M.S. in Social Gerontology:
NUR 4405 Aging of Self and Others (2)
SOC 5820 Management and Administration in Older Adult Settings (3)
SOC 5805 Populations Trends and Analysis OR
SOC 5810 Qualitative Analysis
SOC 6850 Internship in Gerontology (6) OR
SOC 6890 Thesis (6)
Department approved graduate electives (6)
MINIMUM GRADUATE HOUR TOTAL: 30 hoursFor more information, review the Graduate Catalog.