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Gerontology, M.A.

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The U.S. Census Bureau recently forecast that the number of Americans over age 65 will double in the next 30 years. This fact underscores the growing need for qualified, capable professionals to promote healthy aging. UNC’s multidisciplinary Gerontology master’s program will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to assume a leadership role in this growing field.

About

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, the Gerontology master’s program will help you address the challenges senior adults face, including health, family relationships, social issues, government programs (such as Medicare and Medicaid), and access to community resources. You’ll also learn to write grants, evaluate services, advocate on behalf of older adults, and apply intervention strategies.  By the time you graduate, you will be ready to take on important responsibilities in the profession.

UNC's 33-credit-hour Gerontology program includes 12 credit hours of online coursework. You’ll complete your remaining courses on UNC’s campus, taking classes once a week during the late afternoon or evening. The program explores issues ranging from social policies and family relationships to community resources, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, age discrimination and more.

Programme Structure

  • Grant Development and Administration
  • Community Resources for Older Adults
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Aging
  • Health Aspects of Gerontology
  • Program Planning and Evaluation in Gerontology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Verbal Reasoning score:

    146

    Recommended Quantitative Reasoning score:

    140

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    3.5

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or University or a comparable degree from a foreign
  • A grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 Scale on the most recent 60 credit hours completed.
  • If applicable, take a standardized test: GRE, GMAT or MCAT, DAT, OAT, PCAT

Minimum GRE Score:

  • 140 Quantitative
  • 146 Verbal Reasoning
  • Combined score of at least 297
  • Analytic Writing 3.5

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1042 USD/credit
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  • National

    490 USD/credit
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Living costs for Greeley

  • 950 - 1350 USD/month
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