17982 USD/year
17982 USD/year
9648 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Gerontology graduate certificate from Kent State University is offered jointly with the University of Akron to offer students specialized training within the interdisciplinary field of gerontology that goes beyond what is rooted in their selected professional discipline or academic major. 

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Key Features

Coursework completed at either institution may be applied to the certificate. The certificate program is flexible; students can tailor the courses taken toward completion of the certificate to meet their unique professional interests.

The Gerontology graduate certificate from Kent State University is based on the recommended standards of excellence established by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. The faculty at both Kent State University and the University of Akron are nationally and internationally recognized scholars in gerontology. Many are fellows of the Gerontological Society of America. Faculty are available to assist students with course selection, research projects and other matters of interest in the field of gerontology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of Aging
  • Psychology of Aging 
  • Death and Dying
  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in Gerontology

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

For timely consideration of the application, it is recommended applicants submit a complete application at least one month before the start of the semester.


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18 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Master's degree from an accredited institution1
  • Two letters of recommendation (students currently enrolled in graduate degree programs at either Kent State University or the University of Akron may use the letters of recommendation submitted for admission into their degree program)
  • Goal statement and professional objectives

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17982 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year
  • National

    17982 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17982 USD per year
  • In-State

    9648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9648 USD per year

Living costs for Kent

1036 - 1710 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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