A graduate Gerontology certificate can be a way to begin to explore a new career or it can bring added value to an existing career. This eighteen-credit program can be taken either as a free-standing certificate or integrated with a graduate degree program at UMKC, such as the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. Students from such diverse fields as social work, counseling, nursing, psychology, pharmacy, dental hygiene, sociology, law, architecture, and education have completed the certificate. Students should contact the Program Director to discuss enrollment and a plan of study.

Curriculum

Interdisciplinary Core
A&S 5500Interdisciplinary Colloquium On Aging3
Sociology Core
SOCIOL 5550Sociology Of Aging3
Psychology Core
PSYCH 5543Adult Development And Aging3
Health/Biology Core
A&S 5515The Aging Body: Causes and Consequences3
Field Practicum
A&S 5592Field Practicum In Aging 13
Elective(s) 23
Total Credits18