Master of Science in Human & Social Services / Gerontology
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Master of Science in Human & Social Services degree. The online degree focuses on building your effectiveness and professional skills in your chosen area of practice within a global context. As a student of the program, you will develop a holistic, interprofessional perspective that better equips you to help individuals, families, and organizations navigate social services in your community.

In the Gerontology specialization, you will explore the impact of societal expectations on the elderly and demographic trends, including global cross-cultural issues in aging. You will develop a broad understanding of factors that affect the quality of life for the geriatric population, from the physiological changes of aging, to the effects of chronic disease, to the challenges of independent living.

Note on Licensure: 
The program is not designed to lead to professional licensure.

Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission