McDaniel College

Graduate and Professional Studies

Master of Science in Gerontology


2 College Hill

Westminster, MD 21157

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Gerontology

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

The Master of Science program in Gerontology provides you with a rich interdisciplinary knowledge base that prepares, supports, and enhances your ability to fulfill leadership roles in the public and private sectors when gerontology knowledge and expertise is essential to improve the quality of life for older adults. Courses are offered at the Westminster campus, online or in a hybrid format that allows you to take courses both ways.

If you aren’t sure that you want to commit to a full M.S. program at this time, you may elect to start with the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology.  All courses in the certificate program for which you earn the grade of “B” or better can be transferred into the M.S. program.

Key Features of the Gerontology program include:

  • Prepares, supports, and enhances your ability to work with a diverse population of older adults.
  • Provides opportunities for you to develop an area of expertise which will prepare you for professional positions focused on improving the quality of life for older adults.
  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to studying gerontology so you are better prepared in their approach to geriatric care.
  • Prepares you to assume leadership roles in the public and private sector.

In addition, you will develop skills to:

  • Better understand the complex interrelations among aging, health and social structure.
  • Assess, interpret and apply gerontological research findings.
  • Effectively communicate gerontological concepts in oral and written form.
  • Apply interdisciplinary gerontological knowledge to work with older adults in your chosen area of concentration.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 430.00 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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