Appalachian State University

Cratis D. Williams Graduate School



John E. Thomas Student Services Building

P.O. Box 32068

Boone, NC 28608

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Gerontology, On-campus and on-line Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in Gerontology primarily prepares you for a career in the field of aging services and/or research, such as a position with an Area Agency on Aging, which oversees services in a multi-county region, or as a nursing home or assisted living administrator, a (lucrative) field where there's growing demand. Some students, upon receiving the MA in Gerontology, decide upon a career as a college or university professor, in which case they will apply to PhD programs. The MA in Gerontology is a fine foundation for doctoral work in various social science and human services fields


Appalachian State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional accreditation agency.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 30-36

In State Tuition (per year): 6557 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 18369 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

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