Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership / Gerontology
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

Earn your gerontology degree online through this Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership/Gerontology program. The degree hosts a multidisciplinary curriculum, utilizing social and basic science disciplines. Studies will expose students to advanced topics, including but not limited to:

  • Socio-cultural perspectives
  • Aging policy issues
  • Major gerontological theory
  • And more

Become a leader in research through skills development in decision-making, research design, data analysis, and change management. The online gerontology degree prepares you for leadership careers in government, healthcare, and academic environments. Professional faculty bring real-world experience to lead this program. Courses are asynchronous, and the program is offered in 3-year and 4-year track formats.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Concordia University – Chicago is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent