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Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology

Social Gerontology

The number of Americans ages 65 and older is expected to double to nearly 100 million by 2060.

Welcome to a booming science, Social Gerontology. It’s research, practice, and services for people interested in serving those who are aging. Older Americans are an increasingly diverse population that will face a wide range of challenges and opportunities regarding not only health care, but also income, poverty, housing, employment, education, creativity, intergenerational relations, and disability and activity status.

Social Gerontology offers diverse career options, such as:
• Aging Services Administration
• Fitness and Wellness
• Housing and Home Modification
• Intergenerational Activities
• Personal Care and Services
• Research and Public Policy

Program Highlights

You have the flexibility to take program courses in Warrensburg, UCM - Lee’s Summit and online. Course formats include day, night and online. Additionally, we offer courses in a hybrid format. The hybrid format incorporates a mix of online and face-to-face class time. The variety of locations and format flexibility allows you to complete your degree in less than two years.

Program Options

• Graduate Certificate: 15 total credit hours
• M.S. in Social Gerontology: 30 total credit hours with thesis and internship options

Contact Information

Gretchen Hill, P.h.D. serves as the Social Gerontology Program Coordinator. For more information about the Social Gerontology program, please email


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