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Program Details

The Graduate Gerontology Certificate offered by McDaniel College offers students the opportunity to examine human aging from a bio-psycho social perspective.  The program looks into the physical, mental, and social aspects of aging and is ideal for those who will be working with aging adults.  This interdisciplinary field of study helps students to get a knowledge base on the subject of aging through a variety of rewarding courses.

This certificate consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which are gerontology core courses, with the remaining six courses being electives in the student's personal area of interest.  The courses for this certificate are flexible, in an effort to meet the scheduling needs of a wide variety of students.  This certificate can be earned through face-to-face classes, online classes, to a hybrid program that combines the two. The small class sizes of courses in this program help students to get direct, one-on-one interaction with their professors.

The 18 credits required for this certificate can also be transferred to the M.S. in Gerontology.  This program can also provide CEU credit to social workers in Pennsylvania and Maryland and psychologists in Pennsylvania.

Recipients of the Graduate Gerontology Certificate can obtain managerial and administrative roles in business such as: healthcare and long-term care institutions, retirement communities, academic and educational institutions, and aging research institutions.


Students must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Accreditation & Licensing

Middle States Commission on Higher Education