University of Southern California

Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center



Waite Phillips Hall 3470 Trousdale Parkway

Los Angeles, CA 90089

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Format: Online

Program Description:

As a small school rooted in a world-class research university located in the heart of one of the most important cities on earth, the USC Davis School of Gerontology—and its research and services arm, the Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center—are home to today’s leaders in the field, as well as to tomorrow’s. Our program studies the human lifespan by exploring the biological, psychological, sociological, political, medical and business dimensions of adult life. The curriculum is aimed at equipping future professionals in the field of aging with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the needs of an aging population. With a distinguished faculty representing various disciplines, the School is able to offer students a wide range of scientific and professional gerontology courses. We offer: Undergraduate minor in Individuals, Societies and Aging Undergraduate minor in Science, Health and Aging Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Aging Bachelor of Science in Lifespan Health Master of Science in Gerontology (MSG) Master of Arts in Gerontology (MAG) Master of Arts in Gerontology (MAG) - Online Master of Aging Services Management (MASM) Master of Aging Services Management (MASM) - Online Master of Long Term Care Administration (MLTCA) Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Doctor of Philosophy in Gerontology (Ph.D.) Doctor of Philosophy in the Biology of Aging (Ph.D.) A pioneer in distance learning education, all of the USC Davis School of Gerontology master’s programs and graduate certificate program are available in their entirety online.


USC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial Aid is available Federal Student Loans. Applicants may apply by completing the FAFSA and applying code 001328. Several scholarships also available.

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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