The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is targeted to individuals in the aging network who are looking to upgrade their skills or advance in new directions within the field or for those looking to enter the field.
The certificate may be earned by taking 5 courses (15 credit hours).
- First - Rate Faculty
- Flexibility and Convenience
- Students have the option of applying these credits to the Master's degree program
Learn more about this program:
To receive more information and connect with the program manager, please click on inquire now .
Click here for more information on the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
Please see Fee Schedule below.
|Type of Fee||Amount|
|Fee per credit||$575|
|Returned Check Fee per semester**||$28|
|Total for course***||$1725 (575 x 3 credits = 1725)|
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*applicable when you register after deadline; non-refundable unless course has been cancelled
** applicable when checks returned unpaid
*** Courses can vary from one to six credits; this total represents a standard 3 credit course
The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
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- 'Excellence in Online Teaching' Award, Dr. Jeannette E. Riley, Sloan Consortium Excellence Awards, 2008
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A student may register for any of the courses without having to apply for and be accepted into the Master's Program. If the student is accepted into the Master's Program at a later date, a maximum of two courses may be counted toward that degree. All students must have an undergraduate degree.
Admission is competitive - Apply early! Here's how…
1. Read application form instructions carefully and complete form. Click here for the application.
2. Brief cover letter indicating that you would like to be considered for admission into the Gerontology Masters of Science track in the Management of Aging Services, and 3 reference letters.
3. A 3-4 page personal statement, explaining your past experiences in the field, reasons for wanting to be part of the program, and future career goals.
4. Request official transcripts from each college or university you have attended.
5. If you are applying for Financial Aid, please fill out the FAFSA form at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
6. Once you have completed the application, send it to the address below.
Graduate Admissions Office
100 Morrissey Blvd.
University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA 02332
7. The application is in a PDF file. You will need an Acrobat Reader application by Adobe to view and print the application. If you don't have the Acrobat Reader application, you can download the installation from their website for free.
Download by clicking here or download at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html
Admittance in Fall only: