Undergraduate Admissions

Why the Gerontology Institute?

Due to the diversity of the older adult population, the job market in gerontology is also diverse. Older adults use many different types of services such as legal assistance, housing, health care, counseling, transportation, and many others. This diversity means that gerontologists are needed in a variety of professions. The graduates from our program work for local and state agencies, non-profit organizations, health and long-term care institutions, financial and legal firms, as well as private companies that develop products and services for older adults. Some students establish their own aging-related businesses.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Students must be enrolled in a degree program at Georgia State University and should have selected a major area of study prior to applying to the certificate program. Students should contact the Gerontology Institute to discuss applying to the certificate program at 404-413-5210 or gerontology@gsu.edu.

For general information about Georgia State University and undergraduate admission materials, contact the Office of Admissions at 404-413-2500 or visit the university website, admissions.gsu.edu

Application Instructions

  1. Download and complete the application form
  2. Sign and date the application form
  3. Attach a current resume to the application
  4. Obtain and attach a current academic evaluation from PAWS
  5. Application materials must be addressed to Dr. Chivon Mingo, Director of Undergraduate Studies
  6. Completed application and materials can be delivered in person or by mail.

Application Procedures and Expectations

Once application materials are received and reviewed, applicants will be contacted and invited to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. All applicants are required to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies prior to being admitted to the certificate program. Once admitted to the program, students are expected to maintain regular contact with the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Select a Program

Undergraduate Certificate

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Dual Degree Program

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This dual undergraduate /graduate program enables students enrolled in the B.A. in Sociology program through the Department of Sociology to take specified Gerontology graduate courses during their senior year and count the coursework toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree.

Contact Us

In-Person: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Map: Gerontology Institute

Main Office Number: 404-413-5210

Email: gerontology@gsu.edu