M.A Students in Religious Studies at GSU can chose 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 an 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.
A Graduate Certificate in Gerontology at Georgia State University is designed for students preparing for careers in the aging field and professionals already working in areas such as health care, social services, recreation and leisure, government, and business. Applicants to this program include people changing careers, re-entering the workforce, or seeking an additional expertise. The certificate program is a 18-semester-hour interdisciplinary curriculum. It 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 to integrate knowledge of gerontology into students’ own disciplinary fields. The Graduate Certificate may be earned concurrently with a Master’s or doctoral degree or independently by those who hold a bachelor’s or advanced degree.