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Master of Science (MS) in Human Services - Gerontology

Capella University



With the ever-growing number of baby boomers reaching the age of 65, there is an demand for health professionals who have the knowledge and skills that are needed for working with our nations aging population. For this reason, Capella University has created their online Master of Science (MS) in Human Services - Gerontology degree program.

This fully online gerontology degree takes an in-depth look at the impact that aging has on not only the individual, but also the effect it has on families and communities.

The online gerontology classes in this human services degree program cover a number of different topics, such as:

  • Biological, epidemiological, psychological, and social changes caused by the aging process
  • Cultural and social attitudes toward the aging
  • Care and services that promote productive aging
  • Multigenerational relationships
  • The impact of an aging demographic on public policy

This is an excellent online gerontology program for those individuals who are looking to gain a career in management, education, or research within a number of areas, such as nonprofit organizations, public agencies, or health care facilities that work with an aging population.

Graduates of this online program will have the knowledge that is needed for meeting the demand for health and human service professionals with gerontology skills.

All applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution, undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), appropriate educational and professional experience.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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