M.A Students in Religious Studies at Georgia State can choose a concentration in Religion and Aging and earn a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Gerontology program at Georgia State University is designed for students preparing for leadership positions in the field of aging and those interested in becoming gerontological researchers. Students who study gerontology come from a wide variety of backgrounds including (but not limited to) education, social work, nursing, exercise science, sociology, religious studies, and psychology. The M.A. program has an interdisciplinary curriculum that provides in-depth exposure to the issues, knowledge, and research about aging processes, older people, and the needs of an aging population. The program is designed for both full-time and part-time students. Full-time students can complete this 36 semester hour program in two years. For more information about programmatic requirements, please download the Graduate Handbook.
The Gerontology Institute offers two graduate certificate programs to meet the needs of people working in – or aspiring to work in – careers in the aging field, including: health care, social services, government, business, and recreation.
For students who decide to pursue a master’s degree, credits earned in either of the certificate programs can be applied to the M.A. in Gerontology program.
Visit the Graduate Handbook for more information about programmatic requirements.
The Gerontology Graduate Certificate is designed for people who are preparing for careers in the aging field, professionals already working in related areas, and M.A. or Ph.D. students in other programs who wish to augment their degrees. The program consists of five courses plus an internship.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership & Aging is designed to help people working in aging services upgrade their skills, advance their career and improve client services and outcomes. The program consists of three courses. Depending on a student’s selection of elective course, this program can be taken fully online.