Graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work
University of Missouri-Columbia

Program Details

Focus your expertise, with this online graduate Certificate in Gerontological Social Work. This program is aimed to fill the demand for skilled social workers to support and advocate for an ever-growing, senior population.  Mizzou’s contemporary curriculum will prepare you to work with both, older patients and their family members in a variety of healthcare setting and job environments.  From clinics, healthcare facilities, government agencies, community organizations and beyond, you’ll likely be prepared to sit for your ASWG (Advanced Social Worker in Gerontology) certification upon completion of your coursework.  Such classes are likely to include:

  • Death, Grief & Loss
  • Disability Rights Advocacy
  • Helping Strategies with Older Persons


  • Bachelor of Social Work degree
  • College transcripts
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • TOEFL score (international students)
  • Résumé or CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation

School Accreditation Statement

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission