Graduate School of Policy Studies



Wheatley, 3rd Floor / 100 Morrissey Blvd.

Boston, MA 02125

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. Program in Gerontology, Certificate, Masters of Science in Gerontology with two different tracks;Research and policy; Management of aging services

Format: Campus

Program Description:

UMass Boston's Ph.D. Program in Gerontology is designed to prepare students for leadership roles as teachers, researchers, planners, and policy makers in this field of growing importance for both the private and the public sectors. The program's approach reflects the urban mission of the University of Massachusetts Boston. Special attention is given to the needs of the low-income elderly, and to issues of racial and cultural diversity.
The MS Program(s) will help to produce a new generation of gerontologists prepared to assist the city of Boston, the state of Massachusetts, and the nation to address a number of issues surrounding a diverse aging population. The MS Program will serve the needs of students who are committed to the aging field and who want a Masters degree.The Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is designed to provide students with a broad overview of issues in gerontology.



Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Availability of financial aid varies depending on course status and matriculation. Check with your advisor to determine your eligibility and application procedures.

Locale: Large City

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