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There are three options for the study of gerontology in the School of Social Work:
1. Students admitted for the MSW Program may pursue a Concentration in Gerontology as part of their plan of study. Concentrations are usually added during the first or second semester on campus. Click here to learn more about the Gerontology Concentration in Social Work.
2. Students admitted for the MSW Program may pursue the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology (GCG) as part of their plan of study. The GCG is a separate, wall-hanging credential available through the Gerontology Program. The GCG and Gerontology Concentration may be pursued separately or together, usually within the 60 credits required for the MSW degree. Those seeking a career in gerontological social work usually pursue both.
3. Students may be admitted to the Gerontology Program to pursue either the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology or the Master of Science in Gerontology. The Gerontology Progarm is a separate degree granting unit of the School of Social Work. Both degree options are administered through the Gerontology Program and reflect multidsciplinary training in aging theory and practice. Click here to learn more about Gerontology degree options. Submit your application through Graduate Admissions.