Program Overview

The University of Pittsburgh offers an online Graduate Certificate in Gerontology which is designed to serve professionals in diverse disciplines who are interested in obtaining basic knowledge of geriatrics and gain a specialized knowledge of the aging process.  The program strives to teach the student how to apply what they learn toward their particular disciplines or occupations.  Courses taken during this program can be applied toward a degree program.  

The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology requires a minimum of 15 credit hours.  Courses include: Prevention and Health Aging, Seminar in Aging, Multi-Disciplinary Aspects of Dementia, Directed Study, Perspectives in Aging, Directed Study, Information Resources for an Aging World, Intergenerational Studies, Mental Health and Illness in Late Life, and Ethics and Aging.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Bachelor's degree

    School Overview

    The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, is a state research institution located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The University of Pittsburgh was founded in 1787 as Pittsburgh Academy. In 1819, Pittsburgh Academy changed into the Western University of Pennsylvania, and in 1908 became The University of Pittsburgh. Pitt was a private university from the time that it was founded until 1966, when it became a member of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education.

    Pitt offers bachelor's, masters, professional, and doctoral degrees. Certificate degrees are also offered. Pitt’s academic programs are offered through the universities following academic units:

    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
    • Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business
    • College of Business Administration
    • School of Education
    • College of General Studies
    • Swanson School of Engineering
    • University Honors College
    • School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • School of Law
    • School of Information Sciences
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Pharmacy
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Public & International Affairs
    • School of Social Work



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