In recognition of the special needs of elderly citizens, UCF offers a 15-credit-hour interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Aging Studies. This graduate certificate program is designed for people presently employed in the aging field who have a baccalaureate or higher degree and who wish to increase their knowledge of aging studies. Graduate students who are enrolled in health sciences, psychology, social work, nursing, communicative disorders, or sociology, as well as in other areas, such as liberal arts, music education, physical education, or art education, will find the certificate valuable. The mission of the aging studies certificate is to prepare individuals from diverse disciplines to address the physiological, psychological, sociological, environmental, cultural, legal-ethical, and public policy dynamics inherent in the lives of older adults.
International Student Requirements:
In order to enroll in graduate classes, students must have obtained a baccalaureate or higher degree, prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted, from a regionally accredited institution or from a recognized foreign institution. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure all supporting documents, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.